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The impact on community palliative care services of a hospital palliative care team.

Bennett, Michael I. and Corcoran, Gerard (1994) The impact on community palliative care services of a hospital palliative care team. Palliative Medicine, 8 (3). pp. 237-244.

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Abstract

This retrospective study examined the influence of a hospital palliative care team on the activity of a local hospice home care team over a four-year period from May 1989 to April 1993 in East Leeds. The increasing referral to death interval observed in home care patients over this period appears to be due to the presence of the hospital team. The increasing work-load of the home care team generated by the hospital team is discussed with reference to solutions to meet this increasing demand. A district or regional planning strategy is recommended to co-ordinate existing and potential palliative care services.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Palliative Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: health services needs and demand • home care services • hospital palliative care team (non MeSH) • palliative treatment • terminal care
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 32221
Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2010 11:42
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:07
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/32221

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