Table 5

Studies on the transition to palliative care during the last 3 days of life (DOL)

StudyPatients,
N
Type of cancerInclusion criteria% Without palliative care
during the last 3 DOL
Mrad et al61412 496NSCLC19988.7
201453.0
Falchook et al3212 765LungPatients<65 years54
Wright et al141146AllAny47.7
Wang et al5282 242All20057.2
20098.3
Mack et al461231NSCLC and colorectalAny42
Tang et al28242 530AllTrend 2000–200617.9
Temel et al3646NSCLCIntegrated palliative care35
Earle et al1628 777All199314.3
199617
  • NSCLC, non-small cell lung cancer.