Why are trials in palliative care so difficult?

Saunders, Dame Cicely; Twycross, Robert
September 2000
Palliative Medicine;Sep2000, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p435
Academic Journal
Comments on G.E. Grande and C.J. Todd's description of some of the problems in carrying out 'pragmatic' trials in palliative care, published in the September 2000 issue of 'Palliative Medicine.' Failure of the authors to mention studies published in the 1970s which had a major impact on the delivery of palliative care worldwide; Importance of randomized controlled trials of drug therapy in this field.


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