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Tackling the evaluation of palliative care

MARGARET Robbins

in Evaluating Palliative Care

Published in print March 1998 | ISBN: 9780192626219
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730016 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192626219.003.0006
Tackling the evaluation of palliative care

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This chapter highlights the gaps in the evidence base of palliative care and attempts to provide some pointers on the future direction of research in the evaluation of palliative care. It discusses the strengths and weakness of evaluation research and proposes different ways to enhance the effectiveness of evaluation studies. The chapter also explores the policy process concerning palliative care planning and provision.

Keywords: palliative care; evaluation research; evidence base; policy process; medical care planning

Chapter.  6694 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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