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When It Is Personal: The Universal Need for Palliative Care

Linda S. Efferen, MD, FCCP
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Office of Population Health, Clinical Medicine, Stony Brook Medicine, Hauppauge, NY

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Linda S. Efferen, MD, FCCP, Suffolk Care Collaborative, Office of Population Health, Stony Brook Medicine, 1383 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2017;151(1):9-10. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1455
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In this issue of CHEST, Rush and colleagues add to a body of work that demonstrates a continued gap in the utilization of palliative care (PC). The authors’ objective was to investigate the use of PC in patients with end-stage COPD on home oxygen hospitalized for an exacerbation. Advanced care planning (ACP) and referral to PC for individuals with advanced COPD, and other chronic potentially life-limiting conditions, is an established recommendation.,,

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