What Is the Evidence That Palliative Care Teams Improve Outcomes for Cancer Patients and Their Families?

@article{Higginson2010WhatIT,
  title={What Is the Evidence That Palliative Care Teams Improve Outcomes for Cancer Patients and Their Families?},
  author={I. Higginson and C. Evans},
  journal={The Cancer Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={16},
  pages={423-435}
}
  • I. Higginson, C. Evans
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • The Cancer Journal
  • Patients with advanced cancer experience a complex web of problems, all of which interact. Specialist palliative care services have developed to meet these needs, but their effectiveness should be considered. We sought to determine whether specialist palliative care teams achieve their aims and improve outcomes for patients with advanced cancer and their caregivers, in terms of improving symptoms and quality of life and/or reducing the emotional concerns of family caregivers. We conducted a… CONTINUE READING
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