A high-volume specialist palliative care unit and team may reduce in-hospital end-of-life care costs

Alternate title: 
J2 - J Palliat Med
Secondary title: 
T2 - Journal of palliative medicine
Short title: 
A high-volume specialist palliative care unit and team may reduce in-hospital end-of-life care costs
Authors: 
Smith, Thomas J.
Coyne, Patrick
Cassel, Brian
Penberthy, Lynne
Hopson, Alison
Hager, Mary Ann
Volume: 
6
Start page: 
699-705
Annotations: 
Type D, Service delivery
Date: 
Oct
Year: 
2003
Accession number: 
14622449
Database: 
MEDLINE RCTs
Number: 
M1 - 5
Serial: 
1096-6218
Type of work: 
M3 - Comparative Study
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
ID: 
6681
Notes: 
N1 - Smith TJ
Coyne P
Cassel B
Penberthy L
Hopson A
Hager MA
Comment in: J Palliat Med. 2004 Oct;7(5):713-4; author reply 714; PMID: 15588363
CO 94388-63 (United States NCI NIH HHS)
Key words: 
Case-Control Studies
Female
*Hospital Costs
Humans
Male
Medicine
Pain Measurement
*Palliative Care/ec [Economics]
Palliative Care/st [Standards]
*Patient Care Team/ec [Economics]
Patient Care Team/st [Standards]
Quality of Health Care
Specialization
*Terminal Care/ec [Economics]
Terminal Care/st [Standards]
Types of evidence: 
Type D
Other annotations: 
Service delivery