Synopsis: COPD patients experience distressing symptoms and a poor quality of life. This population-based, repeated cross-sectional study suggests that palliative strategies in advanced disease remain underutilized.
Source: Gershon AS, Maclagan LC, Luo J, et al. End-of-life strategies among patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2018;198:1389–1396.
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