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2019 Apr 03

BMC Palliat Care



Recommendations on priorities for integrated palliative care: transparent expert consultation with international leaders for the InSuP-C project.


Payne S, Hughes S, Wilkinson J, Hasselaar J, Preston N
BMC Palliat Care. 2019 Apr 03; 18(1):32.
PMID: 30943951.


The World Health Organisation (WHO) endorses integrated palliative care which has a significant impact on quality of life and satisfaction with care. Effective integration between hospices, palliative care services, hospitals and primary care services are required to support patients with palliative care needs. Studies have indicated that little is known about which aspects are regarded as most important and should be priorities for international implementation. The Integrated Palliative Care in cancer and chronic conditions (InSup-C) project, aimed to investigate integrated practices in Europe and to formulate requirements for effective palliative care integration. It aimed to develop recommendations, and to agree priorities, for integrated palliative care linked to the InSuP-C project.