Developing primary palliative careBMJ 2004; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7481.42 (Published 30 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;330:42
Completion of community palliative care management form should be mandatory
- Julia Riley, consultant in palliative medicine (Julia.Riley@rmh.nhs.uk)
- Royal Marsden Hospital, London SW3 6JJ
EDITOR—Murray et al propose that people with terminal conditions should be able to die at home with dignity.1 They fall short of initiating a practical, pragmatic, less idealistic, cost neutral solution.
Once a patient has been identified as requiring palliative care by their criterion “Would I be surprised if my patient were …