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Training general practitioners contributes to the identification of palliative patients and to multidimensional care provision: secondary outcomes of an RCT

Thoonsen, Bregje; Gerritzen, Stefanie H. M.; Vissers, Kris C.; Verhagen, Stans; van Weel, Chris; Groot, Marieke; Engels, Yvonne


Introduction To support general practitioners (GPs) in providing early palliative care to patients with cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or heart failure, the RADboud university medical centre indicators for PAlliative Care needs tool (RADPAC) and a training programme were developed to identify such patients and to facilitate anticipatory palliative care planning. We studied whether GPs, after 1 year of training, identified more palliative patients, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ Supportive Palliative Care
DOI: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-001031


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