A randomised, multicentre clinical trial of specialised palliative care plus standard treatment versus standard treatment alone for cancer patients with palliative care needs: the Danish palliative care trial (DanPaCT) protocol

Anna Thit Johnsen, Anette Damkier, Tove Bahn Vejlgaard, Jane Lindschou, Per Sjøgren, Christian Nyfeldt Gluud, Mette Asbjoern Neergaard, Morten Aa Petersen, Lena Elisabeth Lundorff, Lise Mariager Pedersen, Peter Fayers, Annette S Strömgren, Irene J Higginson, Mogens Groenvold

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Abstract

Advanced cancer patients experience considerable symptoms, problems, and needs. Early referral of these patients to specialised palliative care (SPC) could improve their symptoms and problems.The Danish Palliative Care Trial (DanPaCT) investigates whether patients with metastatic cancer, who report palliative needs in a screening, will benefit from being referred to 'early SPC'.
Original languageEnglish
Article number37
JournalB M C Palliative Care
Volume12
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)37
ISSN1472-684X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24. Oct 2013

Keywords

  • Advanced cancer
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • End-of-life care
  • Needs assessment
  • Palliative care
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Quality of life
  • Randomised clinical trial
  • Study protocol

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