palliative care

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Article Title
5/25/2017
Hospitals Vary in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort or Hospice Care

Study found doctors more apt to suggest it sooner for older, white, female and uninsured patients

3/14/2017
'No One Dies Alone' Program Offers Comfort at Life's End

For patients without loved ones, volunteers fill in when death approaches

2/6/2017
Terminally Ill Obese People Less Likely to Get Hospice Care

And those who did get end-of-life services had fewer days than slimmer patients, study finds

11/22/2016
Palliative Care Raises Quality of Life, But Doesn't Extend It

Researchers find value for extremely ill patients and their caregivers, but add that it doesn't affect survival

9/9/2016
Early Palliative Care Improves Patients' Quality of Life

Also increases chances of having end-of-life discussions, study shows

8/16/2016
Fewer Advanced Alzheimer's Patients on Feeding Tubes

Practice dropped by half over past 15 years, study reports