How palliative care consultation influences mental health service utilization among newly diagnosed pancreatic cancer patients with anxiety or depression.

An ASCO study explores whether palliative care consultation affects the utilization of mental health services and medication for patients newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer who also have anxiety or depression. The researchers found a significant difference in mental health service use between patients who received palliative care and those who didn't. These findings demonstrate that palliative care may be underutilized for this population.

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