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Early identification of and proactive palliative care for patients in general practice, incentive and methods of a randomized controlled trial

Thoonsen, Bregje; Groot, Marieke; Engels, Yvonne; Prins, Judith; Verhagen, Stans; Galesloot, Cilia; van Weel, Chris; Vissers, Kris


BACKGROUND According to the Word Health Organization, patients who can benefit from palliative care should be identified earlier to enable proactive palliative care. Up to now, this is not common practice and has hardly been addressed in scientific literature. Still, palliative care is limited to the terminal phase and restricted to patients with cancer. Therefore, we trained general practitioners (GPs) in identifying palliative patients in an earlier phase of their disease trajectory and in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-11-03
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Family Practice
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-12-123


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