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2022 Dec 07

BMC Palliat Care



Implementation of a palliative care intervention for patients with COPD – a mixed methods process evaluation of the COMPASSION study.


Broese JMC, van der Kleij RMJJ, Verschuur EML, Kerstjens HAM, Engels Y, Chavannes NH
BMC Palliat Care. 2022 Dec 07; 21(1):219.
PMID: 36476592.


Little direction exists on how to effectively implement palliative care for patients with COPD. In the COMPASSION study, we developed, executed, and evaluated a multifaceted implementation strategy to improve the uptake of region-tailored palliative care intervention components into routine COPD care. We evaluated the implementation strategy and assessed the implementation process, barriers, and facilitators.