Nov / Dec 2017 / Jan 2018 Newsletter

Gap Persists in U.S. Between End-of-Life Care Desired and Care Received

One in eight bereaved family members report that the care their loved ones received in the last month of life was not in concordance with their preferences. Such perceived inconsistent care is likely to be accompanied by reports of a higher percentage of unmet symptoms needs and poor communication with patients/families in the last month of life, but is less likely to occur among patients who die at home.

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