Events and Conferences
Events and Conferences: IRMACS Coast to Coast Seminar Series
The IRMACS Centre is continuing their lecture series on health and bioinformatics with the following lecture below.
Speaker: Reka Pataky, Health Economist and Data Lead Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC) and Hsien Seow, Cancer Care Ontario Research Chair in Health Services Research, Escarpment Cancer Research Institute, McMaster University.
Title: Quality and Costs of End-of-Life Cancer Care: The Effect of Homecare Nursing in Three Provinces
Abstract: Providing homecare nursing to cancer patients in the last months of life can potentially improve the quality and reduce the cost of end-of-life (EOL) care. Previous work in Ontario found a strong association between increased homecare nursing use and decreased risk of hospitalization in the last two weeks of life. The objectives of this study were to investigate whether the same relationship between homecare nursing and hospitalization exists across three Canadian provinces (British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia) for cancer patients in the last 6 months of life, and to extend the analysis to measure the relationship between homecare nursing and hospitalization costs.
In this presentation some of the study's key findings and policy implications will be described.