Aggressive Care for Dying Cancer Patients Futile, Study Finds
In many cases, Goodman says, studies have shown that so-called curative care in this population is often "not curative at all" nor does it prolong life.
"There were some instances where patients actually live longer wit hospice care." That, he said illustrates the importance of funding and organizing high quality comparative effectiveness research, because such studies just may find results "that really turn the world upside down in terms of our assumptions.
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