Use of Intensive Medical Services for Ovarian Cancer Patients at End of Life Increases Despite Rise in Use of Hospice

15 octubre 2014

As more patients choose to spend their final days and weeks in hospice care rather than a hospital, the hope is the use of intensive and costly hospital services would decline. A new study shows that for one group of terminally ill cancer patients, that is not what is happening. Authors suggest that many patients received aggressive treatments while in the hospital, and resorted to hospice care as an «add-on» when those treatments fail, the authors write.