Effectiveness of palliative care services in symptom control of patients with advanced terminal cancer: a spanish, multicenter, prospective, quasi-experimental, pre-post study.

@article{GmezBatiste2010EffectivenessOP,
  title={Effectiveness of palliative care services in symptom control of patients with advanced terminal cancer: a spanish, multicenter, prospective, quasi-experimental, pre-post study.},
  author={Xavier G{\'o}mez-Batiste and Josep Porta-Sales and Jose Espinosa-Rojas and Antonio Pascual-L{\'o}pez and Albert Tuca and Jos{\'e} Simental Rodr{\'i}guez},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={652-60}
}
CONTEXT In implementing the National Strategy of Palliative Care in Spain, there needs to be an evaluation of services, especially of their effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction of patients and families. OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness of palliative care services (PCS) in improving symptom control in Spain. METHODS This multicenter, prospective, quasi-experimental, pre-post intervention study evaluated symptoms, such as pain, breakthrough pain, anorexia, nausea/vomiting… CONTINUE READING
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