Palliative care linked to better, if not longer, life

Palliative care may offer a better quality of life to chronically sick or terminally ill patients even if it doesn’t help them live longer, a research review suggests.   Research to date on the impact of palliative care has produced mixed results. Some studies have shown a survival benefit but findings have often been muddled by the possibility that there are differences between patients who choose palliative care and those who opt for other types of treatment. For the current study, researchers examined data from 43 previously published studies with a total of almost 13,000 patients and 2,500 caregivers to…
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