Study indicates reasons for racial disparities

March 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;Mar2009, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p35
The article focuses on the study that determines the reasons for racial disparities. According to the American Cancer Society, a study conducted by investigators at the University of Pennsylvania found out that hospice services have restrictions. Accordingly, such restrictions have reduced usage by many patients especially African-Americans. Investigators claim that one cause for racial disparities in end-of-life cancer care is the preference for continuing aggressive treatment.


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