Quality indicators for care of cancer patients in their last days of life: literature update and experts' evaluation.

@article{Raijmakers2012QualityIF,
  title={Quality indicators for care of cancer patients in their last days of life: literature update and experts' evaluation.},
  author={Natasja J H Raijmakers and Maren Galushko and Franzisca Domeisen and Monica Beccaro and Carina Lundh Hagelin and Olav Lindqvist and Ovidiu Popa-Velea and Vanessa Romotzky and Stefanie Schuler and John Ellershaw and Christoph Ostgathe},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          308-16
        }
}
BACKGROUND Quality indicators (QIs) are needed to monitor and to improve palliative care. Care of patients in the last days of life is a discrete phase of palliative care and therefore specific QIs are needed. This study aimed to identify and evaluate current QIs against which to measure future care of patients in the last days of life. METHODS To identify QIs for patients in the last days of life an update of the literature and national guidelines was conducted. Subsequently, an… CONTINUE READING

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