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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 80

of 'Benefits, services, and models of subspecialty palliative care'

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Palliative care in hospitals.
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Fischberg D, Meier DE
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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.
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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.
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