Palliative Care Utilization Among Hospitalized Patients With Common Chronic Conditions in the United States

Muhammad Rashid, Haider J Warriach, Claire Lawson, Mohamad Alkhouli, Harriette G. C. Van Spall, Safi U Khan, M Shahzab Khan, Mohamed O Mohamed, Muhammad Zia Khan, Ahmad Shoaib, Masroor Diwan, Raktim Gosh, Deepak L. Bhatt & Mamas A. Mamas
Objective: Limited data exist around the receipt of palliative care (PC) in patients hospitalized with common chronic conditions. We studied the independent predictors, temporal trends in rates of PC utilization in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbation of common chronic diseases. Methods: Population-based cohort study of all hospitalizations with an acute exacerbation of heart disease (HD), cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cancer (CA), and chronic lower respiratory disease (CLRD). Patients aged ≥18 years or older between January 1,...
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