A multicenter evaluation of cancer pain control by Palliative Care Teams

@article{Higginson1997AME,
  title={A multicenter evaluation of cancer pain control by Palliative Care Teams},
  author={Irene J Higginson and Julie Hearn},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={1997},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={29-35}
}
Data on pain prevalence and severity were collected prospectively from advanced cancer patients as an integral part of two service evaluations. Six multidisciplinary palliative care teams working in Ireland formed the basis of one study and five teams based in the South of England were included in the second. A total of 695 cancer patients were referred and died in care in a minimum 6-month data collection period. Of these, 70% (486/695) were experiencing pain at referral to the services. After… CONTINUE READING

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