Oncology group issues new policy, patient guide

March 2011
Hospice Management Advisor;Mar2011, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p31
The article discusses the new policy statement issued by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) which aims to ensure physicians initiate candid discussions about palliative care and treatment options for people with advanced cancer. Studies indicating palliative therapies' role in improving quality of life and extension of life in advanced cancer patients, are cited. Details related to a review of patient records from ASCO's Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI), are provided.


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