Quality of life in palliative cancer care: results from a cluster randomized trial.

@article{Jordhy2001QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life in palliative cancer care: results from a cluster randomized trial.},
  author={Marit Slaaen Jordh\oy and Peter M. Fayers and Jon H. Loge and M. Ahlner-elmqvist and Stein Kaasa},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={19 18},
  pages={3884-94}
}
PURPOSE To assess the impact of comprehensive palliative care on patients' quality of life. The intervention was based on cooperation between a palliative medicine unit and the community service and was compared with conventional care. PATIENTS AND METHODS A cluster randomized trial was carried out, with community health care districts defined as the clusters. Patients from these districts who had malignant disease and survival expectancy between 2 to 9 months were entered onto the trial. The… CONTINUE READING