This study uses Medicare data to characterize physician ordering of low-value breast cancer services including imaging for staging low-risk disease and IMRT after breast-conservation surgery.
This cross-sectional study compares patterns of end-of-life care and family-rated quality of care for patients in the Veterans Affairs health system dying with different serious illnesses.
This survey study assesses attitudes among clinicians toward palliative care in patients receiving transcatheter aortic valve replacement and ventricular assist devices.
This qualitative study describes the experience of bereaved caregivers and patients at the end of life who have a left ventricular assist device.
This study reports that physicians in the Netherlands have more reservations about less common reasons that patients request euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, such as psychological conditions and being tired of living, than the End-of-Life Clinic medical staff.
This review of US statutes and legal cases concerning guardianship of impaired adults seeks to provide multidisciplinary guidance to physicians and guardians about end-of-life treatment decisions.
This study evaluated the spectrum of symptoms, improvement in symptoms after discharge, and perceptions of palliative care among patients who were hospitalized for heart failure.
This study examined the shifts in the expression and granting of euthanasia requests between 2007 and 2013 and the reasons that physicians granted or denied these requests.