Palliative Care Adapted to ‘Real World’ Community Settings
November 28, 2018
(Medscape) – Palliative care can be successfully adapted to a community-based outpatient setting. The outcomes achieved may be superior to that of standard care, according to new findings presented here at the Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium (PCOS) 2018. Patients who received palliative care had significant immediate improvements in three of the five quality-of-life (QOL) domains that were assessed at 1 month as compared to patients who received usual care. These improvements were sustained through 3 months (P < .01).