hcq volume 17, issue 3, P8-10 2014 DOI: 10.12927/hcq.2014.24025 View full text
Alexey Dudevich, Allie Chen, Cheryl Gula, Josh Fagbemi

Abstract: Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada, and the number of new cases is expected to increase as the population ages and grows. This study examined the use of hospital services in the last month of life by adult cancer patients who died in Canadian acute care hospitals in fiscal year 2012-2013. Almost 25,000 Canadian cancer patients-excluding those in Quebec-died in acute care hospitals, representing approximately 45% of the estimated cancer deaths in 2012-2013. The proportion of in-hospital deaths varie…

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