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Assessing palliative care is difficult

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 01 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:942
  1. Chris Salisbury, consultant senior lecturer (,
  2. Nick Bosanquet, professor of health policy
  1. Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR
  2. Department of Primary Health Care, Imperial College School of Medicine, London W2 1PG

    EDITOR—Keeley rehearses the problems of recruitment, attrition, data collection, and ethical concerns which make research on palliative care so difficult.1 We recently conducted a comprehensive systematic review of the evidence for the effectiveness of different models of palliative care, commissioned by the NHS Executive.24

    Our team reviewed more than …

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