What progress has been made towards implementing national guidance on end of life care? A national survey of UK general practices.

Source: Palliative Medicine, January 2010, 24 (1) ap68-78

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Date of publication: January 2010

Publication type: article

In a nutshell: The article describes a study which evaluated the incidences of GP Practices in the UK engaging in recommended practices relating to supportive and palliative care of adults with cancer in relation to participation in national initiatives.  Responses were obtained from 60% of the randomly selected Practices and responses indicated which of the initiatives they had been involved with. The findings appear to support the role of national initiatives in improving the quality of end-of-life care delivery in general practice.

Length of publication: 11 pages

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Acknowledgement: Medline

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