Pamphlet plus discussion reduces likelihood of dying in hospital

08/6/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

Advanced cancer patients who received a pamphlet and discussed end-of-life care preferences activated a do-not-resuscitate order sooner and were more likely not to die in a hospital compared with those receiving usual care, Australian researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Both groups had high rates of DNR orders, the study found, but there were no signs that patients in the intervention group had increased anxiety or depression.

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