Investigation of Racial Disparities in Early Supportive Medication Use and End-of-Life Care Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Stage IV Breast Cancer Palliative and Supportive Care

Conclusion We observed racial disparities in early supportive medication use among patients with stage IV breast cancer. Although they did not clearly attenuate end-of-life care disparities, medication use disparities may be of concern if they point to disparities in adequacy of symptom management given the potential implications for quality of life.
Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Quality of Care, End of Life, Pain Control, Supportive Care, Palliative Care Palliative and Supportive Care Source Type: research

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Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsStandard gamble-based utilities in long-term survivors of PCa were much higher than those determined previously. The results indicate substantial human resilience: most PCa patients adapt to their health status over time even if they experience incomplete functional recovery and would not take risk in pursuit of better quality of life.Patient summaryWe elicited health utilities (measures of quality of life) among long-term survivors of prostate cancer using the most robust method. These were much higher than previously reported values that were based on theoretical scenarios or indirect methods. Long-term surviv...
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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