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Burt, J.

The effect of age on referral to and use of specialist palliative care services in adult cancer patients: A systematic review

Objective: to investigate variations in the use of specialist palliative care (SPC) services for adult cancer patients, in relation to age.

Design: systematic review of studies examining use of or referral to SPC services in adult cancer patients.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

The experiences of older adults in the community dying from cancer and non-cancer causes: A national survey of bereaved relatives

Background: there is limited understanding of symptoms and care in the last few months of life for adults dying from causes other than cancer.

Objective: the aim of the study is to compare the experiences in the community in the last 3 months of life of older adults dying from cancer and non-cancer causes.

Design: the study employed a retrospective cross-sectional survey of bereaved relatives.

Setting: the survey took place across eight cancer networks in England.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15