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New study examines differences in end-of-life care

October 2, 2017

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Recent immigrants are significantly more likely to receive aggressive care and to die in an intensive care unit compared with other Ontario residents, according to a new study published today by JAMA that was co-authored by Sunnybrook's Dr. Rob Fowler, internist and critical care physician.

Preliminary evidence suggests that some immigrants may face cultural and logistical challenges in end-of-life care due to several factors, including decreased health literacy or language ability and decreased access to care due to insufficient financial and social resources.

To see the full release, visit JAMA's website »