Developing primary palliative careBMJ 2004; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7481.42-b (Published 30 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;330:42
Community palliative care services are not sufficiently funded
- Pam Levack, consultant in palliative medicine (firstname.lastname@example.org),
- Helen Dryden, Macmillan clinical nurse specialist,
- Fiona Paterson, clinical assistant
- Ninewells Hospital Palliative Care Team, Dundee DD9 1SY
EDITOR—Murray et al say that community palliative care should be available to more patients, including those with non-malignant disease.1 We report the reality of achieving community care for patients discharged from a cancer centre.
Data from 2000 consecutive patients referred to a hospital palliative care team were collected prospectively. Outcome was categorised as discharge home (patient's or carer's); …