Sathornviriyapong, A. et al. BMC Palliative Care. Published online: 21 November 2016
Background: Concerns that opioids may hasten death can be a cause of the physicians’ reluctance to prescribe opioids, leading to inadequate symptom palliation. Our aim was to find if there was an association between different opioid doses and the survival of the cancer patients that participated in our palliative care program.
Conclusions: Our study has demonstrated that different opioid doses in advanced cancer patients are not associated with shortened survival period.
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