Palliative care in hospitals

Daniel Fischberg, Diane E. Meier

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-751
Number of pages17
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2004


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