Hospital death less likely, hospice more likely for white women with ovarian cancer

Women with ovarian cancer from underrepresented groups have a higher likelihood of in-hospital mortality vs. hospice mortality compared with their white counterparts, according to study results published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
“Location of death can influence the quality of end-of-life care, like ability to effectively treat symptoms and provide emotional support to the patient and their family. This work underscores the importance of initiatives to improve communication with patients and families about end-of-life options,” Angelin T. Mathew, BS, a student at Yale

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