Medline ® Abstract for Reference 80
of 'Benefits, services, and models of subspecialty palliative care'
Palliative care in hospitals.
Fischberg D, Meier DE
Clin Geriatr Med. 2004;20(4):735.
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.
Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1070, New York, NY 10029, USA.