Assessment of reasons for referral and activities of hospital palliative care teams using a standard format: a multicenter 1000 case description.

@article{Sasahara2014AssessmentOR,
  title={Assessment of reasons for referral and activities of hospital palliative care teams using a standard format: a multicenter 1000 case description.},
  author={Tomoyo Sasahara and Akiko Watakabe and Etsuko Aruga and Koji Fujimoto and Kenjiro Higashi and Ko Hisahara and Natsuki Hori and Masayuki Ikenaga and Tomoko Izawa and Yoshiaki Kanai and Hiroya Kinoshita and Makoto Kobayakawa and Koichiro Kobayashi and Hiroyuki Kohara and Miki Namba and Natsuko Nozaki-Taguchi and Iwao Osaka and Mari Saito and Ryuichi Sekine and Takuya Shinjo and Akihiko Suga and Yuko Tokuno and Ryo Yamamoto and Kinomi Yomiya and Tatsuya Morita},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2014},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={579-587.e6}
}
CONTEXT The many benefits of hospital palliative care teams (PCTs) are well known. However, their specific activities have not been fully clarified, and no standardized methods for reporting PCT activities are available. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate, through the use of a standard format, the activities performed by hospital PCTs in Japan. METHODS This was a prospective observational study. A total of 21 hospital PCTs were included in this study, and each recruited… CONTINUE READING
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