GeriPalGeriPal, a geriatrics and palliative care blog, has posted an article entitled “Palliative Care Consultations in Nursing Homes: It Can (and Should) Be Done”.

The study compared 477 nursing home residents who died between 2006 to 2010 with initial palliative care consultations within 180 days of death against 1,174 propensity score–matched controls that did not receive these consultations from the same nursing homes.

It concludes by saying, “Taking all of this data as a whole, it’s encouraging to see that palliative care can actually work in community nursing homes.”

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