Study compares end-of-life care in the U.S., Canada

05/18/2011 | HealthDay News

Researchers examined care for people age 65 and older with advanced lung cancer and found that those from the U.S. got more chemotherapy while those in the province of Ontario used more hospital and emergency department services. According to the study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the province doesn't have hospice coverage comparable to that offered in the U.S. and covered by Medicare, which partly accounted for higher rates of hospital and ED visits as well as more deaths during hospitalizations.

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