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Evaluation of palliative care

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6972.125 (Published 14 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:125

Recruitment figures may below

  1. Julie Ling,
  2. Janet Hardy,
  3. Katherine Penn,
  4. Carol Davis
  1. Research sister Consultant in palliative medicine Palliative Care Unit, Royal Marsden Hospital, London SW3 6JJ
  2. Research sister Senior lecturer in palliative medicine Palliative Care Unit, Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey SM2 5PT

    EDITOR,—In response to the paper by Ian R McWhinney and colleagues1 we wish to report our experience of recruitment into trials in the palliative care setting. The trials were not of a palliative care service but of palliative therapeutic interventions in a specialist cancer hospital. These included randomised studies of pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies in the management of bowel obstruction, hypercalcaemia, nausea …

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