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Title: Palliative care: earlier is better
Author: Rowland, Kate; Schumann, Sarah-Anne; Hickner, John
Keywords: patient care
Date: 2010-12
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 59(12) 2010: 695-698.
Abstract: Recommend a palliative care consultation at the time of diagnosis. Early palliative care can improve quality of life, decrease depressive symptoms, and prolong life in patients with metastatic cancer. Strength of recommendation B: Based on a single well-done randomized controlled trial (RCT).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/9444

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