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Lamba N, Makkar R, Gupta N, Sarna S, Khandelwal S. Comparative Analysis of Patient Outcomes while Receiving Early Palliative Care in Patients with Cancer Using ESAS Score. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2021; 6 (1):1-2.
Background: Palliative care aims in reducing suffering and improving the well-being of patients suffering from serious life-limiting illnesses. Edmonton symptom assessment score (ESAS) is used to assess distress and life's quality of patients.
Aims and objectives: To analyze the response of introducing palliative care earlier in course of illness.
Materials and methods: This prospective study was using ESAS score in a tertiary care hospital.
Results: The mean age of patients was 36.4 ± 5.4 in patients receiving palliative care and 37.2 ± 7.2 in patients not receiving early palliative care. All symptoms had p value < 0.05 except tiredness.
Conclusion: The study concluded that when palliative care was given early during illness, we have observed better patient outcomes.
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