A cost calculation model for specialist palliative care for patients with non-small cell lung cancer in a tertiary centre

@article{Ostgathe2007ACC,
  title={A cost calculation model for specialist palliative care for patients with non-small cell lung cancer in a tertiary centre},
  author={Christoph Ostgathe and Ronald Walshe and J{\"u}rgen Wolf and Michael J Hallek and Raymond Voltz},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={16},
  pages={501-506}
}
Five-year survival of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is below 15%. Therefore, an early integration of palliative care according to the 2002 WHO definition is indispensable. In this paper, we describe methodical and financial aspects of prospective pricing of palliative care within a concept of integrated care for patients with NSCLC in Germany. Four structures of palliative care services were defined (hospital support, home care, day care and in-patient care). Prospectively… CONTINUE READING