Nursing home residents more likely to receive aggressive end-of-life cancer care: Study

A recent study found nursing home residents were more likely to have more aggressive end-of-life cancer care.

The study, published Feb. 22 in JAMA Network, followed more than 146,000 older adults with metastatic cancer. It found 64 percent of nursing home residents had aggressive end-of-life care, compared with 58 percent of community-dwelling older adults.

The higher prevalence of aggressive end-of-live care was associated with more than one hospital admission in the last 30 days of life and in-hospital death, according to the study.

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