The Effect of Specialized Palliative Care on End-of-Life Care Intensity in AYAs with Cancer

Many AYAs with cancer continue to receive HI-EOL care; however, in this cohort, there was a clear benefit to Specialized Palliative Care (SPC) involvement in reducing care intensity. AYAs least likely to receive SPC included those with hematologic malignancies, males, and rural AYAs. Increasing SPC access has the potential to improve EOL care.


Sumit Gupta, Qing Li, Paul C. Nathan, Norma D'Agostino, Nancy N. Baxter, Colleen Fox, Karine Chalifour, Natalie Coburn, Rinku Sutradhar

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21 November 2022


Journal of Pain and Symptom Management


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