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Schenker Y, Althouse AD, Rosenzweig M, et al
JAMA|September 15, 2021

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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