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Specialiseret palliativ indsats i Danmark mangler kapacitet og tilgængelighed

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Helle Timm, Tina Broby Mikkelsen & Lene Jarlbæk REHPA, Videncenter for Rehabilitering og Palliation, Region Syddanmark og Syddansk Universitet Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V02170094
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Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V02170094
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Specialized palliative care in Denmark lacks capacity and accessibility
Specialized palliative care (SPC) has a core task in providing palliative care to patients and the families of patients suffering from life threatening diseases. SPC-units also support the generalist palliative care level. In spring 2016, Denmark had a capacity of 55 units comprising hospices, palliative care teams and palliative hospital wards, which is an insufficient number according to the European Associ­ation for Palliative Care recommendations. Despite many non-cancer deaths, 96% of the patients receiving SPC have cancer. The accessibility to SPC is unequally distributed across the regions.
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