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The impact on community palliative care services of a hospital palliative care team.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>07/1994
<mark>Journal</mark>Palliative Medicine
Issue number3
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)237-244
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This retrospective study examined the influence of a hospital palliative care team on the activity of a local hospice home care team over a four-year period from May 1989 to April 1993 in East Leeds. The increasing referral to death interval observed in home care patients over this period appears to be due to the presence of the hospital team. The increasing work-load of the home care team generated by the hospital team is discussed with reference to solutions to meet this increasing demand. A district or regional planning strategy is recommended to co-ordinate existing and potential palliative care services.