Inpatient palliative medicine is evidence based

Good, P. and Stafford, B. (2001) Inpatient palliative medicine is evidence based. Palliative Medicine, 15 6: 493-498. doi:10.1191/026921601682553987


Author Good, P.
Stafford, B.
Title Inpatient palliative medicine is evidence based
Journal name Palliative Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0269-2163
1477-030X
Publication date 2001-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1191/026921601682553987
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 15
Issue 6
Start page 493
End page 498
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract Specialist palliative care services have previously been studied to see whether their intervention is of benefit. However, there is a lack of data on whether interventions in individual palliative care units are evidence based. This study looked at 32 problems and 114 interventions over 1 month in January 2000 in an inpatient palliative care unit. These interventions were then researched to see if there had been trials showing their benefit. The results were then classified: 81% were evidence based (randomized controlled trials 48%, evidence from other trials 27%, convincing non-experimental evidence 6%). This compares favourably with studies performed in other areas of medicine.
Keyword Clinical medicine
Clinical trials
Evidence-based medicine
Human
Palliative care
Randomized controlled trials
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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