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Recent public and professional attention to what is now called the opioid epidemic has obvious implications for surgery and palliative care....
Some are having success using new Medicare billing codes, while other doctors say barriers are preventing usage.
The 90-year-old woman in the San Diego–area nursing home was quite clear, said Karl Steinberg, MD. She didn’t want aggressive measures to prolong...
Survey shows that hospitalists are the main source of referrals to palliative care programs.
From the Journals
Palliative care in surgery remains understudied, according to a work group convened by the National Institutes of Health and the National...
From the Journals
Almost three-quarters of patients were transitioned to palliative care; of those, 14% presented with an advanced directive and 28% received a...
The disconnect between palliative care and critical care services has been previously perceived as an education and access issue, not an outcome...
Integration of palliative care into the field of transplantation has long been needed to effectively care for transplant patients and their...
Sarcopenia is an independent predictor of 1-year mortality in elderly patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery, results from a single-...
Prescription opioid pain or cough medicines and benzodiazepines will now carry the strongest available warning regarding serious side effects and...
Key clinical point: Bereaved family members were more satisfied with end-of-life cancer care when patients spent more than 3 days in hospice, died...
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