Cancer specialists' palliative care referral practices and perceptions: results of a national survey.

@article{Johnson2008CancerSP,
  title={Cancer specialists' palliative care referral practices and perceptions: results of a national survey.},
  author={Claire E Johnson and Afaf Girgis and Christine Louise Paul and David Christopher Currow},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={51-7}
}
PURPOSE Cancer specialists can facilitate timely and appropriate access to specialized palliative care (SPC) services. To better match patients' needs with access to SPC services, we must understand factors associated with referral. This study aimed to investigate cancer specialists' referral practices, perceptions of, barriers to and triggers for referral of people with advanced cancer to SPC services. METHOD A self-report questionnaire was mailed to all oncologists, clinical haematologists… CONTINUE READING
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