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2020 Dec

BMJ Support Palliat Care



Primary palliative care for older people in three European countries: a mortality follow-back quality study.


de Nooijer K, Pivodic L, Deliens L, Miccinesi G, Vega Alonso T, Moreels S, Van den Block L
BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Dec; 10(4):462-468.
PMID: 31619438.


Many older people with serious chronic illnesses experience complex health problems for which palliative care is indicated. We aimed to examine the quality of primary palliative care for people aged 65-84 years and those 85 years and older who died non-suddenly in three European countries.