Cancer Patients and the Last Year of Life: Palliative Care, Hospitalization and Place of Death.

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Summary of "Cancer Patients and the Last Year of Life: Palliative Care, Hospitalization and Place of Death."

Palliative care patients frequently suffer from cancer diagnoses. Specialised palliative home care (German acronym 'SAPV') enables patients with complex symptoms and intensive care needs to receive home care until death. In the German Federal State of Hesse, the first SAPV teams were set up in 2009. Against this background, the aim of this study was (i) to investigate the utilization of SAPV and specialised inpatient palliative care in the last year of life of cancer patients, (ii) to detect the medical professions prescribing SAPV and (iii) to analyse the place of death and the hospitalization rate in the last 91 days of life.


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Name: Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Arzte des Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany))
ISSN: 1439-4421


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