Innovative Model Improves Care for Patients With Bone Mets

An innovative model that combines palliative care with radiation oncology leads to better results for patients with painful bone metastases than was previously seen with standard care within the same unit. The model was established at Mount Sinai Medical Center, in New York City. Since its implementation in 2013, the service has led to shorter durations of radiation treatment, fewer unfinished radiation treatments, shorter hospital stays, and increased use of palliative care services.