Table 2

Studies reports of repeated end-of-life emergency department (ED) consultation

StudyPatients, N Type of cancerInclusion criteria≥1 ED visit (%)
Ersek et al 42 847NSCLCAny66.90
Falchook et al 32 12 765LungPatient <65 years1.8
Wu et al 23 49 920AllPalliative chemotherapy <6 months34
Any chemotherapy13.7
Henson et al 43 681AllAny29.70
Wright et al 14 1146AllAny7.90
Wang et al 52 82 242All200534
200932.90
Choi et al 30 263All200222.8
201274.8
Cheung et al 31 107 253AllAny14.7
Amano et al 58 266AllEarly palliative care11
SOC4.70
Mack et al 46 1231NSCLC and colorectalAny40
Ho et al 37 22 761All19938.60
200310.50
Gonsalves et al 44 200All20026
20089
Keating et al 47 5826NSCLC and colorectalVHA cohort13.10
SEER cohort14.70
Tang et al 28 242 530AllTrend 2000–200618.3
Temel et al 36 46NSCLCIntegrated palliative care10
Barbera et al 34 5855AllAny32.20
Earle et al 16 28 777All19937.20
19969.20
  • ED, emergency department; NSCLC, non-small cell lung cancer; SEER, Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results; SOC, standard of care; VHA, Veterans Health Administration.