Researchers call for specific definition of palliative care patient

03/14/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

A survey of eight primary care physicians in the U.K. showed they found it difficult to define a palliative care patient and followed no set criteria for including patients on the palliative care registry. The physicians agreed that palliative care is appropriate for end-stage, non-cancer patients, who have needs similar to cancer patients. "While palliative care as a specialty is globally recognized, a specific definition of the palliative care patient remains one of conjecture," the study authors wrote in the journal BMJ: Supportive and Palliative Care.

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