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  • Variation in delivery of palliative radiotherapy to persons dying of cancer in Nova Scotia, 1994 to 1998 

    Johnston, GM, CJ Boyd, P. Joseph, and M. MacIntyre. 2001. "Variation in delivery of palliative radiotherapy to persons dying of cancer in Nova Scotia, 1994 to 1998." Journal of Clinical Oncology 19(14): 3323-3332.
    Purpose: To examine sociodemographic and clinical variables associated with provision of palliative radiotherapy (RT) to persons dying of cancer. Methods: The Novel Scotia Cancer Registry was used to identify 9,978 adults ...
  • Variation in the use of palliative radiotherapy at end of life: examining demographic, clinical, health service, and geographic factors in a population-based study 

    Lavergne, M. R., G. M. Johnston, J. Gao, T. J. Dummer, et al. 2011. "Variation in the use of palliative radiotherapy at end of life: examining demographic, clinical, health service, and geographic factors in a population-based study." Palliative medicine 25(2): 101-110.
    Palliative radiotherapy (PRT) can improve quality of life for people dying of cancer. Variation in the delivery of PRT by factors unrelated to need may indicate that not all patients who may benefit from PRT receive it. ...
  • Where a cancer patient dies: The effect of rural residency 

    Burge, FI, B. Lawson, and G. Johnston. 2005. "Where a cancer patient dies: The effect of rural residency." Journal of Rural Health 21(3): 233-238.
    Context: Surveys indicate 50% to 80% of cancer patients would choose to die at home if possible, although far fewer actually do. In Nova Scotia (NS), cancer deaths occurring out-of-hospital increased from 19.8% in 1992 ...