Who receives specialist palliative care in Western Australia--and who misses out.

@article{Rosenwax2006WhoRS,
  title={Who receives specialist palliative care in Western Australia--and who misses out.},
  author={Lorna K Rosenwax and Beverley McNamara},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={439-45}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe the characteristics of Western Australian (WA) people who received, and did not receive, specialist palliative care (SPC) during their last 12 months of life. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS People who died between 1 July 2000 and 31 December 2002 in WA, and whose cause of death was from cancer or selected non-cancer conditions. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Use of SPC in the last 12 months of life. RESULTS There were 27,971 deaths from all… CONTINUE READING
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