Rates and risks for late referral to hospice in patients with primary malignant brain tumors Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Hospice Care
  • Referral and Consultation

abstract

  • Late hospice referral in PMBT is common. PMBT patients enrolled late in hospice are severely neurologically debilitated at the time hospice is initiated and therefore may not derive optimal benefit from multidisciplinary hospice care. Men, patients with lower socioeconomic status, and those without a health care proxy may be at risk for late hospice care and may benefit from proactive discussion about end-of-life care in PMBT, but prospective studies are needed.

publication date

  • January 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4677417

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/neuonc/nov156

PubMed ID

  • 26261221

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 78

end page

  • 86

volume

  • 18

number

  • 1