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    標題: Comparison of healthcare utilization and life-sustaining interventions between elderly patients with dementia and those with cancer near the end of life: A nationwide, population-based study in Taiwan
    作者: Chen, Yu-Han
    Ho, Chung-Han
    Huang, Chien-Cheng
    Hsu, Ya-Wen
    Chen, Yueh-Chun
    Chen, Ping-Jen
    Chen, Guan-Ting
    Wang, Jhi-Joung
    貢獻者: Chi Mei Med Ctr, Palliat Care Ctr
    Chi Mei Med Ctr, Dept Family Med
    Chi Mei Med Ctr, Dept Med Res
    Chi Mei Med Ctr, Dept Emergency Med
    Chi Mei Med Ctr, Dept Geriatr & Gerontol
    Chi Mei Med Ctr, Dept Nursing
    Chi Mei Med Ctr, Dept Anesthesiol
    Chia Nan Univ Pharm & Sci, Dept Hosp & Hlth Care Adm
    Natl Cheng Kung Univ, Dept Environm & Occupat Hlth, Coll Med
    Southern Taiwan Univ Sci & Technol, Bachlor Program Senior Serv
    關鍵字: cancer
    dementia
    end-of-life
    life-sustaining treatment
    utilization
    日期: 2017-12
    上傳時間: 2018-11-30 15:51:42 (UTC+8)
    出版者: Wiley
    摘要: AimLittle is known about the pattern of healthcare services for end-of-life patients with dementia (PwD) in East Asia. We compared this pattern between PwD and cancer patients in their last year of life in Taiwan. MethodsTaiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database was applied for this case-control analysis. The records of patients who had dementia and died between 2002 and 2011 were reviewed. The control group was decedents with cancer. The utilization of hospitalization, emergency department visits and life-sustaining interventions during the last year of life between the two groups were compared. ResultsOf the 2724 patients enrolled, 908 had dementia and 1816 had cancer. PwD were more likely to have a higher frequency of admission to hospital and intensive care unit, and longer stays compared with cancer patients. PwD had a higher risk of enteral tube insertion and feeding, endotracheal intubation and tracheostomy, mechanical ventilation, hemodialysis and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (OR 4.36, 95% CI 3.51-5.41), which was the highest among the selected procedures. ConclusionsPwD in their last year of life in Taiwan underwent aggressive interventions significantly more frequently than did their counterparts in Western countries. Providing comfort-centered care for better quality of life for end-of-life PwD is a priority of Taiwan's national health policy. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2017; 17: 2545-2551.
    關聯: Geriatrics & Gerontology International, v.17, n.12, pp.2545-2551
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