Cancer complications topped reasons for GI tract surgery prior to hospice admission

Most gastrointestinal tract surgeries performed before hospice admission were for urgent or emergent complications of cancer and required patient hospitalization in the preceding 3 years, according to a California-based cohort study.The researchers also found that those readmitted to the hospital after hospice enrollment tended to be from underserved groups.“These findings suggest multiple opportunities for advance care planning, with a particular focus on emergent care as well as a need for tailored approaches for equitable end-of-life care,” Anya L. Greenberg, MBA, andRead More

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