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66 Joint Working and Shared Care: Results of a Pilot Project to Address the Needs of People with Advanced, Non-Malignant Disease in a Hospice Day Care Setting
  1. E Cochrane,
  2. E Colville and
  3. R Conway
  1. Roxburghe House, Dundee

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Background

There is increasing pressure to provide palliative care to patients on the basis of need, not diagnosis. The majority of people in the UK die from diseases other than cancer. Needs assessments have shown that people with non-malignant conditions have significant physical symptom burdens, in addition to their unmet psychosocial needs. However, compared to people with cancer …

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