Journal article

The impact of public health palliative care interventions on health system outcomes: A systematic review

Anna Collins, Julia EH Brown, Jason Mills, Jennifer Philip

Palliative Medicine | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: Public health palliative care interventions are increasingly implemented, with growing recognition of the importance of building evidence to support their utility in end-of-life care. Previous efforts have focused on community outcomes. AIM: To examine the impact of public health palliative care on patterns of health service use at the end of life (primary) and explore which outcomes are being measured within this field of research (secondary). DESIGN: Systematic review of studies reporting qualitative and quantitative data, analysed with a narrative synthesis method. DATA SOURCES: A systematic review conducted and reported according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systemati..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This study was funded by an Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant awarded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (CIA: A.C., NHMRC GNT1173054). The contents of the published material are solely the responsibility of the individual authors and do not reflect the views of the NHMRC, who had no role in the study conduct or interpretation of the results.