Reuters (1/19, Rapaport) reports a study published Tuesday in JAMA found that families of patients dying of cancer were more satisfied with end-of-life care when treatment is focused on comfort in a hospice rather than aggressive treatment in a hospital’s intensive care unit. Fifty-nine percent of relatives reported a better end-of-life experience when patients received hospice care for at least three days, compared with 43 percent of relatives when patients received hospice care for less than three days, or none at all. Additionally, 45 percent of family members reported excellent care when the cancer patient was admitted to an ICU within the last month of dying, compared with 52 percent when patients did not receive the aggressive treatment.