Outcomes of this cluster randomized clinical trial of the CONNECT intervention vs standard care in patients with metastatic solid tumors indicated no improvement in patient-reported outcomes at 3 months in correlation with implementation of a primary palliative care intervention delivered by oncology nurses.
A total of 672 patients with metastatic solid tumors were included in this trial.
No improvement in quality of life was observed in correlation with implementing an oncology nurse–led primary palliative care intervention vs standard oncological care alone.
Among patients with advanced cancer who lack access to palliative care specialists, most may benefit from implementing primary palliative care interventions with a higher dose intensity.
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