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Juliet Jacobsen and Vicki A. Jackson

V Wu N . Does receipt of hospice care in nursing homes improve the management of pain at the end of life? J Am Geriatr Soc 2002 ; 50 : 507 – 515 . 29 Miller SC Mor V Teno J . Hospice enrollment and pain assessment and management in

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Ramy Sedhom, Amanda L. Blackford, Arjun Gupta, Kelly Griffiths, Janet Heussner, and Michael A. Carducci

, costly, and confusing. Importantly, these transitions are associated with increases in adverse effects, pain, suffering, and mortality. 15 In addition to these potential risks, participation in phase I trials precludes enrollment in hospice in most

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Margaret Tempero

help of hospice. So we called them in when the time was right. Watching them work with Dad's comfort in mind made me reflect on the importance of end-of-life care. Many of you cannot remember a world without hospice. I can. Patients died, often alone

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Sara Hayes, Brian M. Green, Shayna Yeates, Amrita Bhowmick, Kaitlyn McNamara, and Leslie Beth Herbert

misinformation about palliative and hospice care, this study aims to assess patient-healthcare provider (HCP) communication regarding treatment decisions. Methods: An online survey was conducted with individuals who have had a diagnosis of cancer (n=1,517) to

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Christine G. Kohn, Gary H. Lyman, Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Alex C. Spyropoulos, Thomas J. Bunz, William L. Baker, Daniel Eriksson, Anna-Katharina Meinecke, and Craig I. Coleman

secondary prevention of CAT in routine clinical practice. 12 This claims database analysis sought to estimate the cumulative incidence of recurrent VTE, major bleeding, and mortality/hospice care in patients with CAT treated with rivaroxaban. Methods

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Hassaan Yasin, Kemnasom Nwanwene, Mahmoud Abdallah, Todd Gress, and Maria Tria Tirona

Background: The American Society of Clinical Oncology recommends a hospice care visit for patients with terminal cancer who could die within the next six months to allow for a smooth transition. This is because hospice care in eligible patients is

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Mohammad Khan, Benjamin Switzer, Sarah Lee, Joseph Hooley, Christa Poole, Girish Chandra Kunapareddy, Ruth Lagman, and Alberto Montero

Background: The need for individualized care plans for high-risk patients (pts) has become a paramount concern as new therapeutic advances continue to develop in medical oncology. With a lack of standardized referral criteria for hospice services

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P. Connor Johnson, Caron Jacobson, Alisha Yi, Anna Saucier, Tejaswini M. Dhawale, Ashley Nelson, Mitchell W. Lavoie, Mathew J. Reynolds, Carlisle E.W. Topping, Matthew J. Frigault, and Areej El-Jawahri

causes of admission were excluded or no primary etiology of the admission was defined. We determined patients’ place of death, cause of death, palliative care utilization, hospice utilization, and LoS in hospice using the EHR and the Social Security

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Maria Dans, Thomas Smith, Anthony Back, Justin N. Baker, Jessica R. Bauman, Anna C. Beck, Susan Block, Toby Campbell, Amy A. Case, Shalini Dalal, Howard Edwards, Thomas R. Fitch, Jennifer Kapo, Jean S. Kutner, Elizabeth Kvale, Charles Miller, Sumathi Misra, William Mitchell, Diane G. Portman, David Spiegel, Linda Sutton, Eytan Szmuilowicz, Jennifer Temel, Roma Tickoo, Susan G. Urba, Elizabeth Weinstein, Finly Zachariah, Mary Anne Bergman, and Jillian L. Scavone

trajectory. 3 , 5 – 10 Palliative care in oncology began as hospice and end-of-life (EOL) care but has developed into an integral part of comprehensive cancer care, often provided early in the disease course, concurrent with active treatment. 3 , 11 – 16

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Sarguni Singh, Megan Eguchi, Sung-Joon Min, and Stacy Fischer

patients for analysis. We assessed healthcare utilization by examining rates of receipt of cancer-directed therapy, 30-day readmission, death, and hospice use 6 months after an acute care hospitalization. We hypothesized that most patients who are