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2022 Apr 27

J Pain Symptom Manage

Palliative Care and Documented Suicide: Association Among Veterans with High Mortality Risk.


Kutney-Lee A, Khazanov GK, Carpenter JG, Griffin H, Kinder D, Shreve ST, Smith D, Thorpe JM, Ersek M
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 Apr 27.
PMID: 35489665.


Palliative care consultations (PCCs) are associated with reduced physical and psychological symptoms that are related to suicide risk. Little is known, however, about the association between PCCs and death from suicide among patients at high risk of short-term mortality.