Hospital-based palliative care teams have evolved as a natural outgrowth of the modern hospice movement. This article examines why these hospital-based palliative care programs have proliferated, how they typically function, and what data exist as to their effectiveness. Crucial steps necessary for the design and implementation of a successful hospital-based palliative care service also are reviewed.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Clinics in Geriatric Medicine|
|State||Published - Nov 2004|