Specialist palliative care in heart disease - one hospice's experience

Thorns, AR; Gibbs, LME
May 2000
Palliative Medicine;May2000, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p239
Academic Journal
Studies the use of specialist palliative care (SPC) for patients with end-stage heart disease at Saint Christopher's Hospice in London, England. Appropriateness and timeliness of referral to SPC services; Factors influencing referral; Overall resources utilization of the patients.


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