When organizing a local palliative care network, don’t omit the activation of II° level home care involving medical staff (doctors and nurses) with specialised training palliative care and team management.
As highlighted by a recent systematic review, the intervention of specialized multi-professional palliative care teams in the home is better for ensuring effective symptom management and supporting patient death at home than the more “traditional” home-care models.
1. Gomes B, Calanzani N, Curiale V, McCrone P, Higginson IJ. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of home palliative care services for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013; Jun 6;6:CD007760.
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