Differences in primary palliative care between people with organ failure and people with cancer: An international mortality follow-back study using quality indicators.

Last updated on 31-1-2019 by Sarah Moreels

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BACKGROUND: Measuring the quality of palliative care in a systematic way using quality indicators can illuminate differences between patient groups. AIM: To investigate differences in the quality of palliative care in primary care between people who died of cancer and people who died of organ failure. DESIGN: Mortality follow-back survey among general practitioners in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Spain (2013-2014), and Italy (2013-2015). A standardized registration form was used to construct quality indicators regarding regular pain measurement, acceptance of the approaching end of l…

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