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Palliative Care Teams' Cost-Saving Effect Is Larger For Cancer Patients With Higher Numbers Of Comorbidities.

Related Articles Palliative Care Teams’ Cost-Saving Effect Is Larger For Cancer Patients With Higher Numbers Of Comorbidities. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Jan;35(1):44-53 Authors: May P, Garrido MM, Cassel JB, Kelley AS, Meier DE, Normand C, Stefanis L, Smith TJ, Morrison RS Abstract Patients with multiple serious conditions account for a high proportion of health care spending. Such spending is projected to continue to grow substantially as a result of increased insurance eligibility, the ever-rising cost of care, the continued use of nonbeneficial high-intensity treatments at the end of life, and demographic changes. We evaluated the impact of palliative care consultation…
Origen: Palliative Care Teams' Cost-Saving Effect Is Larger For Cancer Patients With Higher Numbers Of Comorbidities. – PubMed

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What does "futility" mean? An empirical study of doctors' perceptions.

Related Articles What does “futility” mean? An empirical study of doctors’ perceptions. Med J Aust. 2016 May 02;204(8):318 Authors: White B, Willmott L, Close E, Shepherd N, Gallois C, Parker MH, Winch S, Graves N, Callaway LK Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate how doctors define and use the terms “futility” and “futile treatment” in end-of-life care. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: A qualitative study using semi-structured interviews with 96 doctors from a range of specialties which treat adults at the end of life. Doctors were recruited from three large Brisbane teaching hospitals and were interviewed between May and July 2013. RESULTS: Doctors’ conceptions…
Origen: What does "futility" mean? An empirical study of doctors' perceptions. – PubMed

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A prospective study validating the EORTC QLQ-BM22 bone metastases module in patients with painful bone metastases undergoing palliative radiotherapy.

Related Articles A prospective study validating the EORTC QLQ-BM22 bone metastases module in patients with painful bone metastases undergoing palliative radiotherapy. Radiother Oncol. 2016 05;119(2):208-12 Authors: Raman S, Ding K, Chow E, Meyer RM, Nabid A, Chabot P, Coulombe G, Ahmed S, Kuk J, Dar AR, Mahmud A, Fairchild A, Wilson CF, Wu JS, Dennis K, DeAngelis C, Wong RK, Zhu L, Brundage M Abstract PURPOSE: Quality of life (QOL) can be compromised in patients with bone metastases, and validated QOL instruments are required to accurately measure QOL outcomes in this population. This study investigated the validity, reliability and responsiveness…
Origen: A prospective study validating the EORTC QLQ-BM22 bone metastases module in patients with painful bone metastases undergoing palliative radiotherapy. – PubMed

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Sedation at the end of life – a nation-wide study in palliative care units in Austria.

Related Articles Sedation at the end of life – a nation-wide study in palliative care units in Austria. BMC Palliat Care. 2016 May 14;15:50 Authors: Schur S, Weixler D, Gabl C, Kreye G, Likar R, Masel EK, Mayrhofer M, Reiner F, Schmidmayr B, Kirchheiner K, Watzke HH, AUPACS (Austrian Palliative Care Study) Group Abstract BACKGROUND: Sedation is used to an increasing extent in end-of-life care. Definitions and indications in this field are based on expert opinions and case series. Little is known about this practice at palliative care units in Austria. METHODS: Patients who died in Austrian palliative care units…
Origen: Sedation at the end of life – a nation-wide study in palliative care units in Austria. – PubMed

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Identification and characteristics of patients with palliative care needs in Brazilian primary care.

Related Articles Identification and characteristics of patients with palliative care needs in Brazilian primary care. BMC Palliat Care. 2016 Jun 01;15:51 Authors: Marcucci FC, Cabrera MA, Perilla AB, Brun MM, de Barros EM, Martins VM, Rosenberg JP, Yates P Abstract BACKGROUND: The Brazilian healthcare system offers universal coverage but lacks information about how patients with PC needs are serviced by its primary care program, Estratégia Saúde da Família (ESF). METHODS: Cross-sectional study in community settings. Patients in ESF program were screened using a Palliative Care Screening Tool (PCST). Included patients were assessed with Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS), Edmonton Symptom Assessment…
Origen: Identification and characteristics of patients with palliative care needs in Brazilian primary care. – PubMed

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