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An in-hospital clinical care pathway with integrated decision support for cancer pain management reduced pain intensity and needs for hospital stay.

Related Articles An in-hospital clinical care pathway with integrated decision support for cancer pain management reduced pain intensity and needs for hospital stay. Support Care Cancer. 2020 Feb;28(2):671-682 Authors: Løhre ET, Thronæs M, Brunelli C, Kaasa S, Klepstad P Abstract PURPOSE: A clinical care pathway for pain management in a palliative care unit was studied with outcomes related to patients, physicians, and health care service. Mandatory use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and physician-directed decision support (DS) were integrated parts of the pathway. METHODS: Adult cancer patients with pain intensity (PI) ≥ 5 (NRS 0-10) at admission were eligible. The patients…
Origen: An in-hospital clinical care pathway with integrated decision support for cancer pain management reduced pain intensity and needs for hospital stay. – PubMed

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End-of-life cost and its determinants for cancer patients in urban China: a population-based retrospective study.

Related Articles End-of-life cost and its determinants for cancer patients in urban China: a population-based retrospective study. BMJ Open. 2019 03 20;9(3):e026309 Authors: Li Z, Pan Z, Zhang L, He R, Jiang S, Xu C, Lu F, Zhang P, Li B Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to define the end-of-life (EOL) healthcare utilisation and its cost and determinants for cancer patients and to proactively inform related strategies in mainland China. DESIGN: A population-based retrospective study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Data from 894 cancer patients were collected in urban Yichang, China from 01 July 2015 to 30 June 2017. OUTCOME MEASURES: Emergency…
Origen: End-of-life cost and its determinants for cancer patients in urban China: a population-based retrospective study. – PubMed

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Practices and opinions of specialized palliative care physicians regarding early palliative care in oncology.

Related Articles Practices and opinions of specialized palliative care physicians regarding early palliative care in oncology. Support Care Cancer. 2020 Feb;28(2):877-885 Authors: Sorensen A, Wentlandt K, Le LW, Swami N, Hannon B, Rodin G, Krzyzanowska MK, Zimmermann C Abstract PURPOSE: To describe the practices and opinions of specialized palliative care (SPC) physicians regarding early palliative care for patients with cancer, determine characteristics associated with receiving early referrals; and solicit opinions regarding renaming the specialty «supportive care.» METHODS: The survey was distributed by mail and e-mail to physicians who had previously self-identified as providing palliative care. SPC physicians were defined as…
Origen: Practices and opinions of specialized palliative care physicians regarding early palliative care in oncology. – PubMed

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Evaluating recruitment methods of patients with advanced cancer: a pragmatic opportunistic comparison.

Related Articles Evaluating recruitment methods of patients with advanced cancer: a pragmatic opportunistic comparison. Int J Pharm Pract. 2019 Dec;27(6):536-544 Authors: Edwards Z, Bennett MI, Petty D, Blenkinsopp A Abstract BACKGROUND: Recruitment of patients with advanced cancer into studies is challenging. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate recruitment methods in a study of pharmacist-led cancer pain medicine consultations and produce recommendations for future studies. METHOD: Two methods of recruitment were employed: (1) community-based (general practitioner computer search, identification by general practitioner, community pharmacist or district nurse and hospital outpatient list search) and (2) hospice-based (in and outpatient list search). Patients identified in method…
Origen: Evaluating recruitment methods of patients with advanced cancer: a pragmatic opportunistic comparison. – PubMed

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