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

Chambers, Jennifer
January 2008
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 148 Issue 1, p16
Academic Journal
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.


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