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Training general practitioners in early identification and anticipatory palliative care planning: A randomized controlled trial Clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management

Thoonsen, Bregje; Vissers, Kris C.; Verhagen, Stans; Prins, Judith; Bor, Hans; Van Weel, Chris; de Groot, Robert A.; Engels, Yvonne


Background: Most patients with advanced cancer, debilitating COPD or chronic heart failure (CHF) live at home. General practitioners (GPs) asked for guidance in how to recognize patients in need of palliative care in a timely way and to structure anticipatory care. For that reason, we developed a training for GPs in identifying patients in need of palliative care and in structuring anticipatory palliative care planning and studied its effect on out-of-hours contacts, contacts with their own GP,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Family Practice Journal
DOI: 10.1186/s12875-015-0342-6


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