† These authors contributed equally.
Objective: This study aimed to identify trends in palliative care (PC)
and life-sustaining procedures (LSP) provision and factors related to palliative
care provision in patients with cervical cancer in the United States (US).
Methods: This serial and cross-sectional study was based on the National
Inpatient Sample dataset from 2008 to 2017. The compound annual growth rate
(CAGR) was adopted for calculating annual change of PC and LSP. Multivariate
logistic regression analyses were used to investigate factors related to PC.
Results: The rate of PC consultation in patients with cervical cancer in
the US increased steadily from 2.5% in 2008 to 12.8% in 2017 with the CAGR
reaching 17.9% (p for trend