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Letters Primary palliative care

Identifying those in need of specialist palliative care

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 11 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4115
  1. Andrew Thorns, consultant in palliative medicine
  1. Pilgrims Hospice, Margate CT9 4DA, UK
  1. athorns{at}

Mitchell and colleagues describe the importance of primary and specialist palliative care working together.1 That specialist services are “neither needed nor …

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