Systematic review of the problems and issues of accessing specialist palliative care by patients, carers and health and social care professionals.

@article{Ahmed2004SystematicRO,
  title={Systematic review of the problems and issues of accessing specialist palliative care by patients, carers and health and social care professionals.},
  author={Nisar Ahmed and Janine C. Bestall and Sam H Ahmedzai and Sheila Payne and David Clark and Bill Noble},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={525-42}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the problems and issues of accessing specialist palliative care by patients, informal carers and health and social care professionals involved in their care in primary and secondary care settings. DATA SOURCES Eleven electronic databases (medical, health-related and social science) were searched from the beginning of 1997 to October 2003. Palliative Medicine (January 1997-October 2003) was also hand-searched. STUDY SELECTION Systematic search for studies, reports and… CONTINUE READING
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