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Timing of referral to hospice and quality of care: length of stay and bereaved family members' perceptions of the timing of hospice referral.



Key Questions Addressed
1 Guiding Question 1: In each of the palliative care domains, what palliative care assessment tools exist and have been evaluated in palliative care populations and/or settings?
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2 Guiding Question 2: What is the state of current research on the reliability, validity, responsiveness, and usability of these assessment tools?
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3 Guiding Question 3: What data exist regarding the application of these tools specifically in clinical care, as quality indicators, or for evaluation of interventions?
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4 Guiding Question 4: What are the key gaps in tool development and evaluation and what are the opportunities for future research?
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Title Timing of referral to hospice and quality of care: length of stay and bereaved family members' perceptions of the timing of hospice referral.
Author Teno JM., Shu JE., Casarett D., Spence C., Rhodes R., Connor S.
Country The Warren Alpert Medical School of Medicine at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 20912, USA. Joan_teno@brown.edu
Year 2007
Numbers Pubmed ID: 17583469

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