TITLE

COMMENTARY: In-home palliative care increased patient satisfaction and reduced use and costs of medical services

AUTHOR(S)
Chambers, Jennifer
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 148 Issue 1, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author comments on the study which examines the effect of an in-home palliative care (IHPC) program to patients. According to the author, the IHPC model used in the study limits the generalizability of the results, particularly costs and care utilization. Furthermore, wide-scale implementation of IHPC as a care delivery model should be preceded by further evaluation of the survival difference between groups and standardization of IHPC interdisciplinary team composition.
ACCESSION #
28694447

 

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