Timely community palliative and end-of-life care: a realist synthesis

  title={Timely community palliative and end-of-life care: a realist synthesis},
  author={Mila Petrova and Geoff Wong and Isla Kuhn and Ian Wellwood and Stephen Barclay},
  journal={BMJ Supportive \& Palliative Care},
Background Community-based and home-based palliative and end-of-life care (PEoLC) services, often underpinned by primary care provision, are becoming increasingly popular. One of the key challenges associated with them is their timely initiation. The latter requires an accurate enough prediction of how close to death a patient is. Methods Using ‘realist synthesis’ tools, this review sought to develop explanations of how primary care and community PEoLC programmes generate their outcomes, with… 



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