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108 Facilitation of the Rapid Discharge Home of Cancer Patients with a Short Prognosis
  1. M Collier,
  2. C Rice,
  3. T Byrne,
  4. C Savage,
  5. R Carson and
  6. R McQuillan
  1. Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

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Most patients with a terminal illness want to die at home. The palliative care team in our institution recognised the need to facilitate the discharge home of cancer patients likely to have a short prognosis (estimated at 1–3 days).


A literature search was conducted, which did not reveal any previous work in this area. The …

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