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Impact of Interdisciplinary Outpatient Specialty Palliative Care on Survival and Quality of Life in Adults With Advanced Cancer: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, September 2018
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367 tweeters

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Title
Impact of Interdisciplinary Outpatient Specialty Palliative Care on Survival and Quality of Life in Adults With Advanced Cancer: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Published in
Annals of Behavioral Medicine, September 2018
DOI 10.1093/abm/kay077
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Michael Hoerger, Graceanne R Wayser, Gregory Schwing, Ayako Suzuki, Laura M Perry

Abstract

In advanced cancer, patients want to know how their care options may affect survival and quality of life, but the impact of outpatient specialty palliative care on these outcomes in cancer is uncertain. To estimate the impact of outpatient specialty palliative care programs on survival and quality of life in adults with advanced cancer. Following PRISMA guidelines, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing outpatient specialty palliative care with usual care in adults with advanced cancer. Primary outcomes were 1 year survival and quality of life. Analyses were stratified to compare preliminary studies against higher-quality studies. Secondary outcomes were survival at other endpoints and physical and psychological quality-of-life measures. From 2,307 records, we identified nine studies for review, including five high-quality studies. In the three high-quality studies with long-term survival data (n = 646), patients randomized to outpatient specialty palliative care had a 14% absolute increase in 1 year survival relative to controls (56% vs. 42%, p < .001). The survival advantage was also observed at 6, 9, 15, and 18 months, and median survival was 4.56 months longer (14.55 vs. 9.99 months). In the five high-quality studies with quality-of-life data (n = 1,398), outpatient specialty palliative care improved quality-of-life relative to controls (g = .18, p < .001), including for physical and psychological measures. Patients with advanced cancer randomized to receive outpatient specialty palliative care lived longer and had better quality of life. Findings have implications for improving care in advanced cancer.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 4 33%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 25%
Student > Bachelor 2 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 5 42%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 33%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 291. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 April 2019.
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#37,564
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Outputs from Annals of Behavioral Medicine
#4
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#1,569
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Outputs of similar age from Annals of Behavioral Medicine
#1
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