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Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Long-Term All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality

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Menopausal hormone therapy involves a complex balance of risk and benefit for women. A new study based on the Women’s Health Initiative hormone therapy trials examined total risk of death and risk of death from specific causes, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, over 18 years.

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Study Compares Health Care Usage, Cost in Developed Countries for Patients Dying with Cancer

  3 years ago     513 Views     Comments Off on Study Compares Health Care Usage, Cost in Developed Countries for Patients Dying with Cancer  

To some, end of life care in the United States is considered resource intensive, expensive, and inattentive to patients' needs. So how does the United States compare to other countries? A new study examined several health care measures at the end of life for cancer patients in five European countries, Canada and the United States. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine compared the health care experience for cancer patients older than 65, in Canada, Belgium, Germany, England, the Netherlands, Norway and the United States. They examined several clinical measures during the final six months of life.…

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