Associations between palliative chemotherapy and adult cancer patients' end of life care and place of death: Prospective cohort study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Neoplasms
  • Palliative Care
  • Terminal Care

abstract

  • The use of chemotherapy in terminally ill cancer patients in the last months of life was associated with an increased risk of undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, mechanical ventilation or both and of dying in an intensive care unit. Future research should determine the mechanisms by which palliative chemotherapy affects end of life outcomes and patients' attainment of their goals.

publication date

  • March 4, 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3942564

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/bmj.g1219

PubMed ID

  • 24594868

Additional Document Info

start page

  • g1219

volume

  • 348