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Palliative Medicine

Publication date: 2012-07
Volume: 26 Pages: 722 - 733
ISSN: 0269-2163, 1477-030X PMID: 21697265
DOI: 10.1177/0269216311412232
Publisher: Edward Arnold


Albers, Gwenda
Harding, Richard ; Pasman, H Roeline W ; Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje D ; Hall, Sue ; Toscani, Franco ; Ribbe, Miel W ; Deliens, Luc ; PRISMA,


Europe, Health Services Research, Humans, Long-Term Care, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Palliative Care, Outcome Assessment, Health Care, PRISMA, Gerontology, 1117 Public Health and Health Services, 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences


The European population is rapidly ageing, resulting in increasing numbers of older people dying in long-term care facilities. There is an urgent need for palliative care in long-term care facilities. Aim: The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature on palliative care research in long-term care facilities in Europe with respect to how the palliative care populations were described, and to determine the study designs and patient outcome measures utilized.