Palliative service provision in Australia

D. C. Currow

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    Palliative services in Australia have grown and evolved rapidly over the past 20 years. They now offer care to people facing life-limiting illness and to their families long before the stage of terminal care. A coordinated, interdisciplinary approach is most useful, but models of care vary greatly across the country. There is still unmet need, particularly among people with non-cancer illnesses and in particular regions. Choices about place of care (community or inpatient setting) may be limited by factors such as funding policies for medications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)534-536
    Number of pages3
    JournalMedical Journal of Australia
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2001


    • palliative care
    • palliative services
    • terminal care


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