Evaluation of a palliative care service : problems and pitfalls.
To evaluate a palliative care home support team based on an inpatient unit.
Design-Randomised controlled trial with waiting list.
Patients in the study group received the service immediately, those in the control group received it after one month.
Main comparison point was at one month.
Setting-A city of 300 000 people with a publicly funded home care service and about 200 general practitioners, most of whom provide home care.
Main outcome measures-Pain and nausea levels were measured at entry to trial and at one month, as were quality of life for patients and care givers'health.
Because of early deaths, problems with recruitment, and a low compliance rate for completion of questionnaires, the required sample size was not attained.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traitement palliatif, Soin santé primaire, Etude comparative, Homme, Organisation santé, Traitement, Pronostic, A domicile
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Palliative treatment, Primary health care, Comparative study, Human, Public health organization, Treatment, Prognosis, At home
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0153768
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 09/06/1995.