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Place of death from cancer in US states with vs without palliative care laws

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: The results of this study suggest that state palliative care laws are associated with an increase in the likelihood of dying at home or in hospice among decedents from cancer. Passage of state palliative care legislation may be an effective policy intervention to increase the number of seriously ill patients who experience their death in such locations. 

Authors: May Hua, M.D, M.S., of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, is the corresponding author. 

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