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Spain launches national plan for palliative care

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 29 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1162
  1. Xavier Bosch
  1. Barcelona

    The Spanish health ministry is to launch a national plan on palliative care aimed at improving the quality of life of terminally ill patients on a “rational, planned, and effective” basis and at ensuring that palliative care constitutes a “legal and individual right” of patients.

    Special attention will also be paid to improving the quality of life of relatives of terminally ill patients. The report highlights the necessity of a …

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