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A Chang

Burden of Palliative Care in a Public General Hospital Setting

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.046
Synopsis: 
The number of patients requiring palliative care in Trinidad and Tobago is unknown. This pilot study assessed the prevalence of palliative care patients on an acute general medicine ward of public hospital and found a one month prevalence of about 23%.

ABSTRACT 

Objective: The number palliative care patients in Trinidad and Tobago is unknown. The purpose of this study is to estimate the prevalence of palliative care patients on a public general medical ward.

Accepted: 
04 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 23 Nov, 2015

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