Modelling services to meet the palliative care needs of chronic heart failure patients and their families: current practice in the UK.

@article{Selman2007ModellingST,
  title={Modelling services to meet the palliative care needs of chronic heart failure patients and their families: current practice in the UK.},
  author={Lucy Ellen Selman and Richard Harding and Teresa A Beynon and Fiona Hodson and Caroline Hazeldine and Elaine Coady and Louise M E Gibbs and Irene J Higginson},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={385-90}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe current provision of specialist palliative care for chronic heart failure (CHF) patients, and explore challenges, referral criteria and recommendations to inform service development. METHOD Semi-structured qualitative telephone survey of key professionals involved in CHF palliative care in the UK. RESULTS Twenty telephone interviews were conducted with staff from 17 services comprising three main types: hospital-based (n = 7), community-based (n = 6) and hospice-based… CONTINUE READING

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