Poster Presentation at 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium
End of life care discussions for patients with advanced malignancies are often delayed resulting in unwanted, wasteful treatment. Cota has developed a 7-item PRO instrument (Living With Cancer) to facilitate identification of patients in distress. A pilot study of 433 patients at a single institution was able to determine a threshold distress score (>28) correlating with physician assessment of appropriateness for EOLC consultation.
Authors: Dhakshila Paramanathan, Andrew Pecora, Eric Schultz, Hyun gi Noh, Katherine DeMarco, Jose Contreras, Kelly Choi, Stuart L. Goldberg; COTA, New York, NY; John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ; Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ