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Palliative Care = Supportive Care. NOT synonymous with end of life care. Palliative Care…. “ is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided together with curative treatment. ”. VALUE OF EARLIER PALLIATIVE CARE. Clinical

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Palliative Care = Supportive Care

NOT synonymous with end of life care


Palliative Care…..

  • “is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided together with curative treatment.”


VALUE OF EARLIER PALLIATIVE CARE

  • Clinical

    • Better symptom control- ↑ Quality of Life

    • ↑ Understanding of prognosis & Treatment goals

  • Economic

    • ↓ Overall Rx costs by ~ 33% per patient

  • Political

    • More legislative initiatives prioritizeQof L and survivorship


Early Specialty Palliative Care –Translating Data in Oncology

Ravi B. Parikh, A.B., Rebecca A. Kirch, J.D., Thomas J. Smith, M.D., and Jennifer S. Temel, MD

N Engl J Med 2013; 369:2347-2351 / December 12, 2013. DOI: 10. NEJMsb1305469


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