Place of care: from referral to specialist palliative care until death.

@article{OLeary2017PlaceOC,
  title={Place of care: from referral to specialist palliative care until death.},
  author={Mary Jane O'Leary and Alison C O'Brien and Marie Allen Murphy and Claire M Crowley and Helen M Leahy and Jill Mccarthy and Joan Collins and Tony O'brien},
  journal={BMJ supportive & palliative care},
  year={2017},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          53-59
        }
}
BACKGROUND While there are many poorly standardised studies focusing on place of death, there are limited data on place(s) of care during the final stages of disease. AIM This study aims to identify where patients are cared for in the interval from referral to specialist palliative care until death. METHODS All patients who died while under the care of a specialist palliative care service over a 6-month period were considered. RESULTS Of the 507 patients included, 255 (50.3%) were men and… CONTINUE READING
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