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2020 Sep 08

J Pain Symptom Manage

Potentially inappropriate treatments at the end of life in nursing home residents: Findings from the PACE cross-sectional study in 6 European countries.


Honinx E, Van den Block L, Piers R, van Kuijk SMJ, Onwuteaka-Philipsen BD, Payne S, Szczerbińska K, Gambassi GG, Finne-Soveri H, Deliens L, Smets T
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Sep 08.
PMID: 32916262.


Certain treatments are potentially inappropriate when administered to nursing homes residents at the end of life and should be carefully considered. An international comparison of potentially inappropriate treatments allows insight into common issues and country-specific challenges of end-of-life care in nursing homes and helps direct health care policy in this area.