TITLE

Why do patients with cancer visit the emergency department near the end of life?

AUTHOR(S)
Barbera, Lisa; Taylor, Carole; Dudgeon, Deborah
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/6/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 6, p563
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a reprint of the article "Why do patients with cancer visit the emergency department near the end of life?" which appeared at www.cmaj.ca. It presents a study that identifies the most common reasons for visits made to the emergency department by patients dying of cancer, during the final six month and two weeks of life. Administrative sources of health care data were used for the retrospective study. The identified reasons include abdominal pain, lung cancer, and dyspnea.
ACCESSION #
48914528

 

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