Are palliative care teams cost-effective? A review of the evidence and quality of economic evaluations of palliative care teams

Douglas, HR; Normand, CE; Edwards, A; Finlay, I; Higginson, IJ; Goodwin, DM; Cook, A
May 2000
Palliative Medicine;May2000, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p234
Academic Journal
Summarizes findings of studies which assess the cost-effectiveness of palliative care teams. Strengths and weaknesses of the teams; Evolution of economic evaluation in defining and measuring the costs and benefits of palliative care; Quality of the studies.


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