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Utilization of Palliative Care Services in Vancouver: 1990-1993

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  • Cardiff, K.
  • Hsu, D.
  • Kuhl, D.

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The major objective of this study was to examine the utilization of publicly funded palliative care services in the Vancouver region by adult residents of Vancouver, in the one prior to their death. In particular the intent of this study was to: -determine the proportion of terminally ill patients who were accessing palliative care services priot to death, -document the trends in location of death (i.e. home vs institution) for terminally ill patients, -determine if a relationship between acess to palliative care services and location of death exists. To address these questions administrative date were analyzed retrospectively.

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  • Cardiff, K. & Hsu, D. & Kuhl, D., 1998. "Utilization of Palliative Care Services in Vancouver: 1990-1993," Centre for Health Services and Policy Research 98:13, University of British Columbia - Centre for Health Services and Policy Research..
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:brichs:98:13
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    Keywords

    HEALTH ; MORTALITY;

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    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General

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