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BACKGROUND The four main diagnostic groups for palliative care provision are cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure and dementia. But comparisons of costs and care in the last(More)
BACKGROUND Homelessness is common in persons with schizophrenia. It is unclear how housing conditions and homelessness affect their quality of life and their disability. AIMS To explore the(More)
AIMS To investigate how general practitioners and community nurses value the support that they receive from a nurse case manager with expertise in palliative care, whether they think the case manager(More)
BACKGROUND PaTz (an acronym for 'PAlliatieve Thuis Zorg'; palliative care at home) is an intervention to improve palliative care provision and strengthen the generalist knowledge of palliative care.(More)
Background Discharge from hospital to home can be a stressful experience for patients and carers. Contact with the GP is important to ensure continuity of care. Objectives To investigate timing of(More)
BACKGROUND Case managers have been introduced in Dutch primary palliative care; these are nurses with expertise in palliative care who offer support to patients and informal carers in addition to the(More)