End-of-life care planning key to palliative care consultation in people with neurologic disease

Takeaway

  • In people with neurologic disease, end-of-life care planning is a key reason for a palliative care (PC) consultation, and people with a neurologic condition are more likely to die in hospital than people with cancer.

Why this matters

  • In the United States, neurologic disease is the second most common reason for inpatient PC consultations after cancer, but the needs of these patient groups may be distinct.