Wonder where you'll spend your last days? It might depend on where you live.

In the United States, older patients suffering advanced lung cancer make much less use of hospital and emergency room services at the end of their life than those living in Ontario, a new study found.  Rather, U.S. patients receive far more chemotherapy treatment, according to analysis of data from the U.S. government and the Ontario Cancer Registry.

Ontario patients spend more days in the hospital, utilize emergency rooms more and are much more likely to die in a hospital.

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