Thursday, August 19, 2010

Palliative Care Found to Extend Life

The NY Times ran an article describing a study that found patients who were given palliative care had a longer life.

In a study that sheds new light on the effects of end-of-life care, doctors have found that patients with terminal lung cancer who began receiving palliative care immediately upon diagnosis not only were happier, more mobile and in less pain as the end neared — but they also lived nearly three months longer.

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