End-of-life care

Earlier access to palliative care may ‘pay dividends’

Terminally ill patients who have early access to home-based palliative care have fewer hospital admissions at the end of their lives, raising questions about the fiscal wisdom of time-based restrictions on such services. Researchers at Curtin University looked at the relationship between time of starting community-based palliative care and the number of hospital stays and emergency ...

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