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Hospice without walls.
  1. Polly Edwards
  1. Clinical Senior Lecturer, Department of Palliative Care and Policy, King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK

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    By Andrew Bibby. (Pp96; £5.99). Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 1999. ISBN 0 903319 86 1.

    Palliative care has undergone a rapid expansion in the UK over the past 30 years, resulting in the development of inpatient beds, home care services, day care services, and hospital palliative care teams. Evaluation of these services suggests greater patient and carer satisfaction, improved symptom control, and a reduction of hospital stay. This book documents the development of a hospice-at-home service in …

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