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90 Making a Difference: An Integrated Palliative Care Assessment Service
  1. H Rowe,
  2. D Bulman and
  3. E Palmer
  1. Palliative Care Unit, West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK

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Between half and two-thirds of terminally ill patients wish to be cared for at home until they die. Despite this fact, death rates from cancer in acute hospitals in the UK have been rising since 1967.


We describe the impact of an innovative service model on death rates from cancer in acute hospital wards in West …

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