Palliative care in COPD—web survey in Sweden highlights the current situation for a vulnerable group of patients

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BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common cause of death. Despite the heavy symptom burden in late stages, these patients are relatively seldom referred to specialist palliative care. METHODS A web-based survey concerning medical and organizational aspects of palliative care in COPD was distributed to respiratory physicians in… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/03009734.2013.801059

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