Resource consumption and costs of palliative care services in Spain: a multicenter prospective study.

@article{GmezBatiste2006ResourceCA,
  title={Resource consumption and costs of palliative care services in Spain: a multicenter prospective study.},
  author={Xavier G{\'o}mez-Batiste and Albert Tuca and E C{\'a}ceres Corrales and Josep Porta-Sales and M Bel hadj Amor and Jos{\'e} Espinosa and Josep Maria Borr{\`a}s and Isabel de la Mata and Xavier Castellsagu{\'e}},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={522-32}
}
Patients (n=395) with terminal-stage cancer receiving attention from palliative care services (PCSs) were recruited over a period of 15 consecutive days from 171 participating PCS units. Resource consumption and costs were evaluated for 16 weeks of follow-up, and the findings were compared with a study conducted in 1992 so as to assess change over time. The… CONTINUE READING