Key clinical point: Cancer patients have higher rates of death from unintentional injury, compared with the general population in the United States.
Major finding: The rates of death from unintentional injury were 81.90 per 100,000 person-years in cancer patients and 51.21 per 100,000 person-years in the general U.S. population.
Study details: A retrospective study of 40,599 cancer patients who died by unintentional injury.
Disclosures: No funding sources were reported. The authors disclosed no conflicts of interest.
Yang K et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Feb 21. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.21647.