Study: Palliative care works in hematologic cancer unit

06/17/2014 | Medscape (free registration)

A review of a Pittsburgh hospital's palliative care program developed for hematologic cancer and bone marrow transplant patients found that education was needed to overcome views that palliative care was the same as hospice, researchers reported in the Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology. A survey found that oncologists were satisfied with the program and that it led to an increase in hospice referrals for patients who died.

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