NCCN Guidelines (R) Insights Palliative Care, Version 2.2017 Featured Updates to the NCCN Guidelines JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE CANCER NETWORK Dans, M., Smith, T., Back, A., Baker, J. N., Bauman, J. R., Beck, A. C., Block, S., Campbell, T., Case, A. A., Dalal, S., Edwards, H., Fitch, T. R., Kapo, J., Kutner, J. S., Kvale, E., Miller, C., Misra, S., Mitchell, W., Portman, D. G., Spiegel, D., Sutton, L., Szmuilowicz, E., Temel, J., Tickoo, R., Urba, S. G., Weinstein, E., Zachariah, F., Bergman, M., Scavone, J. L. 2017; 15 (8): 989–97


The NCCN Guidelines for Palliative Care provide interdisciplinary recommendations on palliative care for patients with cancer. These NCCN Guidelines Insights summarize and provide context for the updated guidelines recommendations regarding hospice and end-of-life (EOL) care. Updates for 2017 include revisions to and restructuring of the algorithms that address important EOL concerns. These recommendations were revised to provide clearer guidance for oncologists as they care for patients with cancer who are approaching the transition to EOL care. Recommendations for interventions and reassessment based on estimated life expectancy were streamlined and reprioritized to promote hospice referrals and improved EOL care.

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