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Providing a palliative care service: towards an evidence base$
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Nick Bosanquet and Chris Salisbury

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192629913

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629913.001.0001

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Patterns of use of service

Patterns of use of service

(p.33) Question 1 Patterns of use of service
Providing a palliative care service: towards an evidence base

Nick Bosanquet

Chris Salisbury

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the pattern of services usage for palliative care, with emphasis on the changing historical trends, geographical variations, and accessibility of such care for patients. In it, the patterns of use of palliative care services in the the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the developing countries are examined and discussed. Emphasis is placed upon the accessibility of palliative care to patients and the future challenges and developments faced by the palliative care structure and practices of these countries.

Keywords:   pattern, services usage, changing historical trends, geographical variations, accessibility, patterns of use

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