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Early identification of palliative care patients in general practice: Development of RADboud indicators for PAlliative Care Needs (RADPAC)

Thoonsen, Bregje; Engels, Yvonne; Rijswijk, Eric van; Verhagen, Stans; Groot, Marieke; Vissers, Kris C.; van Weel, Chris


Background: According to the World Health Organization (WHO) definition, palliative care should be initiated in an early phase and not be restricted to terminal care. In the literature, no validated tools predicting the optimal timing for initiating palliative care have been determined. Aim: The aim of this study was to systematically develop a tool for GPs with which they can identify patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cancer...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of General Practice
DOI: 10.3399/bjgp12X654597


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