What is the evidence that palliative care teams improve outcomes for cancer patients and their families?

Source: The Cancer Journal  2010, 16 (5) p.423-35

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Date of publication: September 2010

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell:  The article describes a systematic review of the literature on the impact of specialist palliative care teams on outcomes for patients with advanced cancer who have complex needs.  Evidence showed significantly improved patient outcomes in relation to pain and symptom control, anxiety, and reduced hospital admissions. The results suggest that specialist palliative care should be part of care for cancer patients.

Length of publication: 13 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

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