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Patterns of use of service

Nick Bosanquet and Chris Salisbury

in Providing a palliative care service: towards an evidence base

Published in print March 1999 | ISBN: 9780192629913
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730153 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629913.003.0006
Patterns of use of service

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This chapter discusses the pattern of services usage for palliative care, with emphasis on the changing historical trends, geographical variations, and accessibility of such care for patients. In it, the patterns of use of palliative care services in the the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the developing countries are examined and discussed. Emphasis is placed upon the accessibility of palliative care to patients and the future challenges and developments faced by the palliative care structure and practices of these countries.

Keywords: pattern; services usage; changing historical trends; geographical variations; accessibility; patterns of use

Chapter.  3304 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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