Review Collection: Models of service delivery

140 reviews


Aregay A, O'Connor M, Stow J, Ayers N, Lee S. Strategies used to establish palliative care in rural low- and middle-income countries: an integrative review. Health Policy Plan. 2020 Jun 24:czaa051. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czaa051. Epub ahead of print.

Court L, Olivier J. Approaches to integrating palliative care into African health systems: a qualitative systematic review. Health Policy Plan. 2020 Jun 8:czaa026. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czaa026. Epub ahead of print.

Fee A, Muldrew D, Slater P, Payne S, McIlfatrick S, McConnell T, Finlay DA, Hasson F. The roles, responsibilities and practices of healthcare assistants in out-of-hours community palliative care: A systematic scoping review. Palliat Med. 2020 Jun 15:269216320929559. doi: 10.1177/0269216320929559. Epub ahead of print.

Hamdan Alshehri H, Olausson S, Öhlén J, Wolf A. Factors influencing the integration of a palliative approach in intensive care units: a systematic mixed-methods review. BMC Palliat Care. 2020 Jul 22;19(1):113. doi: 10.1186/s12904-020-00616-y.

Heidari H, Mardani-Hamooleh M, Amiri M. Perceived factors to providing palliative care for patients with cancer - a qualitative systematic review. Oncol Rev. 2020 May 19;14(1):463. doi: 10.4081/oncol.2020.463.

Mathew C, Hsu AT, Prentice M, Lawlor P, Kyeremanteng K, Tanuseputro P, Welch V. Economic evaluations of palliative care models: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2020 Jan;34(1):69-82. doi: 10.1177/0269216319875906. Epub 2019 Dec 19.

Mitchell G, Aubin M, Senior H, Johnson C, Fallon-Ferguson J, Williams B, Monterosso L, Rhee JJ, McVey P, Grant M, Nwachukwu H, Yates P. General practice nurses and physicians and end of life: a systematic review of models of care. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Jul 27:bmjspcare-2019-002114. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-002114. Epub ahead of print.

Rajan R, Brennan L, Bloem BR, Dahodwala N, Gardner J, Goldman JG, Grimes DA, Iansek R, Kovács N, McGinley J, Parashos SA, Piemonte MEP, Eggers C. Integrated Care in Parkinson's Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Mov Disord. 2020 Jun 29. doi: 10.1002/mds.28097. Epub ahead of print.

Wilson JG, English DP, Owyang CG, Chimelski EA, Grudzen CR, Wong HN, Aslakson RA. End-of-Life Care, Palliative Care Consultation, and Palliative Care Referral in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Feb;59(2):372-383.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.09.020. Epub 2019 Oct 3.


Arias N, Garralda E, De Lima L, Rhee JY, Centeno C. Global Palliative Care and Cross-National Comparison: How Is Palliative Care Development Assessed? J Palliat Med. 2019 Jan 7. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0510. [Epub ahead of print]

Beasley A, Bakitas MA, Edwards R, Kavalieratos D. Models of non-hospice palliative care: a review. Ann Palliat Med. 2019 Feb;8(Suppl 1):S15-S21. doi: 10.21037/apm.2018.03.11. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Chenoweth L, Stein-Parbury J, Lapkin S, Wang A, Liu Z, Williams A. Effects of person-centered care at the organisational-level for people with dementia. A systematic review. PLoS One. 2019 Feb 22;14(2):e0212686. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212686. eCollection 2019.

Datla S, Verberkt CA, Hoye A, Janssen DJA, Johnson MJ. Multi-disciplinary palliative care is effective in people with symptomatic heart failure: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2019 Sep;33(8):1003-1016. doi: 10.1177/0269216319859148. Epub 2019 Jul 15.

Davies N, Hopwood J, Walker N, Ross J, Iliffe S, Walters K, Rait G. Designing and developing a co-produced theoretical and evidence-based online support for family caregivers of people with dementia at the end of life. BMC Palliat Care. 2019 Aug 13;18(1):71. doi: 10.1186/s12904-019-0455-0.

Evans CJ, Ison L, Ellis-Smith C, Nicholson C, Costa A, Oluyase AO, Namisango E, Bone AE, Brighton LJ, Yi D, Combes S, Bajwah S, Gao W, Harding R, Ong P, Higginson IJ, Maddocks M. Service Delivery Models to Maximize Quality of Life for Older People at the End of Life: A Rapid Review. Milbank Q. 2019 Mar;97(1):113-175. doi: 10.1111/1468-0009.12373.

Hoerger M, Wayser GR, Schwing G, Suzuki A, Perry LM. Impact of Interdisciplinary Outpatient Specialty Palliative Care on Survival and Quality of Life in Adults With Advanced Cancer: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Ann Behav Med. 2019 Jun 4;53(7):674-685. doi: 10.1093/abm/kay077.

Jess M, Timm H, Dieperink KB. Video consultations in palliative care: A systematic integrative review. Palliat Med. 2019 Jun 12:269216319854938. doi: 10.1177/0269216319854938. [Epub ahead of print]

Marcus KL, Santos G, Ciapponi A, Comandé D, Bilodeau M, Wolfe J, Dussel V. Impact of Specialized Pediatric Palliative Care: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Aug 9. pii: S0885-3924(19)30449-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.08.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Ora L, Mannix J, Morgan L, Wilkes L. Nurse-led integration of palliative care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: An integrative literature review. J Clin Nurs. 2019 Nov;28(21-22):3725-3733. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15001. Epub 2019 Aug 8.

Raco M, Burdett T, Heaslip V. Exploring an integrated palliative care model for older people: an integrative review. J Integr Care (Brighton). 2019; doi: 10.1108/JICA-10-2018-0065. [Epub ahead of print]

Riahi S, Khajehei M. Palliative Care: A Systematic Review of Evidence-Based Interventions. Crit Care Nurs Q. 2019 Jul/Sep;42(3):315-328. doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000269.

Ribeiro AF, Martins Pereira S, Gomes B, Nunes R. Do patients, families, and healthcare teams benefit from the integration of palliative care in burn intensive care units? Results from a systematic review with narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2019 Jul 12:269216319862160. doi: 10.1177/0269216319862160. [Epub ahead of print]

Robinson C, Pond R. Do online support groups for grief benefit the bereaved? Systematic review of the quantitative and qualitative literature. Comput Human Behav. 2019 Nov;100:48-59. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2019.06.011.

Scholz B, Bevan A, Georgousopoulou E, Collier A, Mitchell I. Consumer and carer leadership in palliative care academia and practice: A systematic review with narrative synthesis. Palliat Med. 2019 Jun 14:269216319854012. doi: 10.1177/0269216319854012. [Epub ahead of print]

Scott M, Shaver N, Lapenskie J, Isenberg SR, Saunders S, Hsu AT, Tanuseputro P. Does inpatient palliative care consultation impact outcomes following hospital discharge? A narrative systematic review. Palliat Med. 2019 Oct 4:269216319870649. doi: 10.1177/0269216319870649. [Epub ahead of print]

Senior H, Grant M, Rhee JJ, Aubin M, McVey P, Johnson C, Monterosso L, Nwachukwu H, Fallon-Ferguson J, Yates P, Williams B, Mitchell G. General practice physicians' and nurses' self-reported multidisciplinary end-of-life care: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Aug 29. pii: bmjspcare-2019-001852. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001852. [Epub ahead of print]


Ambroggi M, Biasini C, Toscani I, Orlandi E, Berte R, Mazzari M, Cavanna L. Can early palliative care with anticancer treatment improve overall survival and patient-related outcomes in advanced lung cancer patients? A review of the literature. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Apr 27. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4184-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Baird LG, Fraser K. Home Care Case Managers' Integrated Care of Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Scoping Review. Prof Case Manag. 2018 Jul/Aug;23(4):165-189. doi: 10.1097/NCM.0000000000000286.

Bone AE, Evans CJ, Etkind SN, Sleeman KE, Gomes B, Aldridge M, Keep J, Verne J, Higginson IJ. Factors associated with older people's emergency department attendance towards the end of life: a systematic review. Eur J Public Health. 2018 Nov 26. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cky241. [Epub ahead of print]

Brighton LJ, Miller S, Farquhar M, Booth S, Yi D, Gao W, Bajwah S, Man WD, Higginson IJ, Maddocks M. Holistic services for people with advanced disease and chronic breathlessness: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Thorax. 2018 Nov 29. pii: thoraxjnl-2018-211589. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2018-211589. [Epub ahead of print]

Carbo A, Gupta M, Tamariz L, Palacio A, Levis S, Nemeth Z, Dang S. Mobile Technologies for Managing Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Telemed J E Health. 2018 Apr 2. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2017.0269. [Epub ahead of print]

Carmont SA, Mitchell G, Senior H, Foster M. Systematic review of the effectiveness, barriers and facilitators to general practitioner engagement with specialist secondary services in integrated palliative care. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Dec;8(4):385-399. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001125. Epub 2017 Feb 14.

Clarkson P, Hays R, Tucker S, Paddock K, Challis D. Healthcare support to older residents of care homes: a systematic review of specialist services. Qual Ageing Older Adults. 2018;19(1):54-84.

Clarkson P, Hughes J, Roe B, Giebel CM, Jolley D, Poland F, Abendstern M, Chester H, Challis D; Members of the HoSt-D (Home Support in Dementia) Programme Management Group. Systematic review: Effective home support in dementia care, components and impacts – Stage 2, effectiveness of home support interventions. J Adv Nurs. 2018 Mar;74(3):507-527. doi: 10.1111/jan.13460. Epub 2017 Nov 17.

Costello H, Walsh S, Cooper C, Livingston G. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence and associations of stress and burnout among staff in long-term care facilities for people with dementia. Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Nov 13:1-14. doi: 10.1017/S1041610218001606. [Epub ahead of print]

Ding J, Johnson CE, Cook A. How We Should Assess the Delivery of End-Of-Life Care in General Practice? A Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2018 Aug 21. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0194. [Epub ahead of print]

Hshieh TT, Yang T, Gartaganis SL, Yue J, Inouye SK. Hospital Elder Life Program: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Effectiveness. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 Oct;26(10):1015-1033. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2018.06.007. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

Kruse CS, Marquez G, Nelson D, Palomares O. The Use of Health Information Exchange to Augment Patient Handoff in Long-Term Care: A Systematic Review. Appl Clin Inform. 2018 Oct;9(4):752-771. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1670651. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

MacInnes J, Williams L. A review of integrated heart failure care. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2018 Jun 18:1-8. doi: 10.1017/S1463423618000312. [Epub ahead of print]

MacKenzie MA, Smith-Howell E, Bomba PA, Meghani SH. Respecting Choices and Related Models of Advance Care Planning: A Systematic Review of Published Evidence. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Jun;35(6):897-907. doi: 10.1177/1049909117745789. Epub 2017 Dec 18.

McCallum KJ, Jackson D, Walthall H, Aveyard H. Exploring the quality of the dying and death experience in the Emergency Department: An integrative literature review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2018 May 23;85:106-117. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.05.011. [Epub ahead of print]

McCausland BMS, Patel HP, Amin J, Baldwin DS, Loughran K, Osman-Hicks VC. A systematic review of specialist inpatient dementia care services versus standard inpatient dementia care in acute hospitals. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2018 Sep 26. doi: 10.1007/s40520-018-1021-y. [Epub ahead of print]

Phongtankuel V, Meador L, Adelman RD, Roberts J, Henderson CR Jr, Mehta SS, Del Carmen T, Reid MC. Multicomponent Palliative Care Interventions in Advanced Chronic Diseases: A Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Jan;35(1):173-183. doi: 10.1177/1049909116674669. Epub 2016 Nov 10.

Rawlings D, Tieman J, Miller-Lewis L, Swetenham K. What role do Death Doulas play in end-of-life care? A systematic review. Health Soc Care Community. 2018 Sep 26. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12660. [Epub ahead of print]

Salamanca-Balen N, Seymour J, Caswell G, Whynes D, Tod A. The costs, resource use and cost-effectiveness of Clinical Nurse Specialist-led interventions for patients with palliative care needs: A systematic review of international evidence. Palliat Med. 2018 Feb;32(2):447-465. doi: 10.1177/0269216317711570. Epub 2017 Jun 28.​

Sanches KDS, Rabin EG, Teixeira PTO. The scenario of scientific publication on palliative care in oncology over the last 5 years: a scoping review. Rev Esc Enferm USP. 2018 Jun 25;52:e03336. doi: 10.1590/S1980-220X2017009103336.

Scott R, Jindal-Snape D, Manwaring G. Exploring the relationship between volunteering and hospice sustainability in the UK: a theoretical model. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2018 May 2;24(5):212-219. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2018.24.5.212.

Stone CJL, Vaid HM, Selvam R, Ashworth A, Robinson A, Digby GC. Multidisciplinary Clinics in Lung Cancer Care: A Systematic Review. Clin Lung Cancer. 2018 Jul;19(4):323-330.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.cllc.2018.02.001. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

Uminski K, Komenda P, Whitlock R, Ferguson T, Nadurak S, Hochheim L, Tangri N, Rigatto C. Effect of post-discharge virtual wards on improving outcomes in heart failure and non-heart failure populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2018 Apr 30;13(4):e0196114. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196114. eCollection 2018.


Brereton L, Clark J, Ingleton C, Gardiner C, Preston L, Ryan T, Goyder E. What do we know about different models of providing palliative care? Findings from a systematic review of reviews. Palliat Med. 2017 Oct;31(9):781-797. doi: 10.1177/0269216317701890. Epub 2017 Apr 5.

Butcon JV, Chan EA. Unpacking the Meaning of ''Transitional Palliative Care'': From the Lens of the Older Persons and Their Carers. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2017 Oct;19(5):487-97.

Cowley A, Bath-Hextall F, Cooper J. Interventions for healthcare professionals, organizations and patients to enhance quality of life for people diagnosed with palliative esophagogastric cancer: a systematic review. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2017 Mar;15(3):840-852. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003108.

Dempers C, Gott M. Which public health approach to palliative care? An integrative literature review. Prog Pall Care. 2017;25(1):1-10.

Reljic T, Kumar A, Klocksieben FA, Djulbegovic B. Treatment targeted at underlying disease versus palliative care in terminally ill patients: a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2017 Jan 6;7(1):e014661.


Aldridge MD, Hasselaar J, Garralda E, van der Eerden M, Stevenson D, McKendrick K, Centeno C, Meier DE. Education, implementation, and policy barriers to greater integration of palliative care: A literature review. Palliat Med. 2016 Mar;30(3):224-39. Epub 2015 Sep 24.

Hillis R, Ling J, Quinn C, Brenner M. Evaluating a pilot paediatric hospice-at-home service: a literature review. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2016 Feb;22(2):90-7.

Nordly M, Vadstrup ES, Sjøgren P, Kurita GP. Home-based specialized palliative care in patients with advanced cancer: A systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2016 Dec;14(6):713-724. Epub 2016 Jul 13.

Siouta N, Van Beek K, van der Eerden ME, Preston N, Hasselaar JG, Hughes S, Garralda E, Centeno C, Csikos A, Groot M, Radbruch L, Payne S, Menten J. Integrated palliative care in Europe: a qualitative systematic literature review of empirically-tested models in cancer and chronic disease. BMC Palliat Care. 2016 Jul 8;15:56.

Siouta N, van Beek K, Preston N, Hasselaar J, Hughes S, Payne S, Garralda E, Centeno C, van der Eerden M, Groot M, Hodiamont F, Radbruch L, Busa C, Csikos A, Menten J. Towards integration of palliative care in patients with chronic heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic literature review of European guidelines and pathways. BMC Palliat Care. 2016 Feb 13;15:18.

Van Beek K, Siouta N, Preston N, Hasselaar J, Hughes S, Payne S, Radbruch L, Centeno C, Csikos A, Garralda E, van der Eerden M, Hodiamont F, Radvanyi I, Menten J. To what degree is palliative care integrated in guidelines and pathways for adult cancer patients in Europe: a systematic literature review. BMC Palliat Care. 2016 Mar 3;15:26.


Henson LA, Gao W, Higginson IJ, Smith M, Davies JM, Ellis-Smith C, Daveson BA. Emergency department attendance by patients with cancer in their last month of life: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Feb 1;33(4):370-6. Epub 2014 Dec 22.

Hui D, Kim YJ, Park JC, Zhang Y, Strasser F, Cherny N, Kaasa S, Davis MP, Bruera E. Integration of oncology and palliative care: a systematic review. Oncologist. 2015 Jan;20(1):77-83.

Singh T, Harding R. Palliative care in South Asia: a systematic review of the evidence for care models, interventions, and outcomes. BMC Res Notes. 2015 Apr 30;8:172.


Aslakson R, Cheng J, Vollenweider D, Galusca D, Smith TJ, Pronovost PJ. Evidence-based palliative care in the intensive care unit: a systematic review of interventions. J Palliat Med. 2014 Feb;17(2):219-35.

Dalgaard KM, Bergenholtz H, Nielsen ME, Timm H. Early integration of palliative care in hospitals: A systematic review on methods, barriers, and outcome. Palliat Support Care. 2014 Dec;12(6):495-513.Epub 2014 Mar 13.

DiMartino LD, Weiner BJ, Mayer DK, Jackson GL, Biddle AK. Do palliative care interventions reduce emergency department visits among patients with cancer at the end of life? A systematic review. J Palliat Med. 2014 Dec;17(12):1384-99.

Harding R, Albertyn R, Sherr L, Gwyther L. Pediatric palliative care in sub-saharan Africa: a systematic review of the evidence for care models, interventions, and outcomes. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Mar;47(3):642-51. Epub 2013 Aug 21.

Luckett T, Phillips J, Agar M, Virdun C, Green A, Davidson PM. Elements of effective palliative care models: a rapid review. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Mar 26;14:136.

May P, Normand C, Morrison RS. Economic impact of hospital inpatient palliative care consultation: review of current evidence and directions for future research. J Palliat Med. 2014 Sep;17(9):1054-63. Epub 2014 Jul 1.


Gomes B, Calanzani N, Curiale V, McCrone P, Higginson IJ. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of home palliative care services for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Jun 6;6:CD007760. [Epub ahead of print]

Lewis JM, DiGiacomo M, Luckett T, Davidson PM, Currow DC. A social capital framework for palliative care: supporting health and well-being for people with life-limiting illness and their carers through social relations and networks. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 Jan;45(1):92-103. doi:Epub 2012 Jul 11.

Luckett T, Davidson PM, Lam L, Phillips J, Currow DC, Agar M. Do community specialist palliative care services that provide home nursing increase rates of home death for people with life-limiting illnesses? A systematic review and meta-analysis of comparative studies. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 Feb;45(2):279-97. Epub 2012 Aug 20.

Phillips JL, West PA, Davidson PM, Agar M.Phillips JL, West PA, Davidson PM, Agar M. Does case conferencing for people with advanced dementia living in nursing homes improve care outcomes: Evidence from an integrative review? Int J Nurs Stud. 2013 Aug;50(8):1122-35. Epub 2012 Nov 28.

Van Mechelen W, Aertgeerts B, De Ceulaer K, Thoonsen B, Vermandere M, Warmenhoven F, van Rijswijk E, Delepeleire J. Defining the palliative care patient: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2013 Mar; 27(3): 197-208.


Dy SM, Aslakson R, Wilson RF, Fawole OA, Lau BD, Martinez KA, Vollenweider D, Apostol C, Bass EB. Improving health care and palliative care for advanced and serious illness. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Rockville, MD, October 2012. [No abstract available]

Forero R, McDonnell G, Gallego B, McCarthy S, Mohsin M, Shanley C, Formby F, Hillman K. A Literature Review on Care at the End-of-Life in the Emergency Department. Emerg Med Int. 2012;2012:486516. doi: 10.1155/2012/486516. Epub 2012 Mar 6.

Morris S, Wilmot A, Hill M, Ockenden N, Payne S. A narrative literature review of the contribution of volunteers in end-of-life care services. Palliat Med. 2013 May;27(5):428-36. Epub 2012 Jul 24.

Procter E. Collaboration between the specialties in provision of end-of-life care for all in the UK: reality or utopia? Int J Palliat Nurs. 2012 Jul;18(7):339-47.

Raunkiær M, Timm H. Organizational Interventions concerning Palliation in Community Palliative Care Services: A Literature Study. ISRN Nurs. 2012;2012:769262. Epub 2012 Aug 2.


Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting — Best practice guidelines for the Australian context. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing; 2011. (2.06MB pdf)

Bradley SE, Frizelle D, Johnson M. Patients' psychosocial experiences of attending Specialist Palliative Day Care: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2011 Apr;25(3):210-28. Epub 2011 Jan 12.

Candy B, Holman A, Leurent B, Davis S, Jones L. Hospice care delivered at home, in nursing homes and in dedicated hospice facilities: A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence. Int J Nurs Stud. 2011 Jan;48(1):121-33. Epub 2010 Sep 16.

Davies SL, Goodman C, Bunn F, Victor C, Dickinson A, Iliffe S, Gage H, Martin W, Froggatt K. A systematic review of integrated working between care homes and health care services. BMC Health Serv Res. 2011 Nov 24;11:320.

Debono DJ.Integration of palliative medicine into routine oncological care: what does the evidence show us? J Oncol Pract. 2011 Nov;7(6):350-4. Epub 2011 Oct 18.

Doug M, Adi Y, Williams J, Paul M, Kelly D, Petchey R, Carter YH. Transition to adult services for children and young people with palliative care needs: a systematic review. Arch Dis Child. 2011 Jan;96(1):78-84. Epub 2009 Nov 30.

Gysels M, Pell C, Straus L, Pool R. End of life care in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review of the qualitative literature. BMC Palliat Care. 2011 Mar 9;10:6.

Shepperd S, Wee B, Straus SE. Hospital at home: home-based end of life care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Jul 6;(7):CD009231. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009231.

Stevens E, Martin CR, White CA. The outcomes of palliative care day services: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2011 Mar;25(2):153-69. Epub 2010 Oct 7.


Chan R, Webster J. End-of-life care pathways for improving outcomes in caring for the dying. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20;(1):CD008006. [Update 2013]

Disler R, Jones A. District nurse role in end-stage COPD: a review. Br J Community Nurs. 2010 Sep;15(9):428-30, 432-33.

Higginson IJ, Evans CJ. What is the evidence that palliative care teams improve outcomes for cancer patients and their families? Cancer J. 2010 Sep-Oct;16(5):423-35.

Mulvihill C, Harrington A, Robertson A. A literature review of the role of the specialist palliative care community nurse. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2010 Apr;16(4):163-72.

Shaw KL, Clifford C, Thomas K, Meehan H. Improving end-of-life care: a critical review of the gold standards framework in primary care. Palliat Med. 2010 Apr;24(3):317-29. Epub 2010 Feb 15.

Walshe C, Luker KA. District nurses' role in palliative care provision: a realist review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2010 Sep;47(9):1167-83. Epub 2010 May 21.


García-Pérez L, Linertová R, Martín-Olivera R, Serrano-Aguilar P, Benítez-Rosario MA. A systematic review of specialised palliative care for terminal patients: which model is better? Palliat Med. 2009 Jan;23(1):17-22.

Johnston B, McGill M, Milligan S, McElroy D, Foster C, Kearney N. Self care and end of life care in advanced cancer: literature review. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2009 Dec;13(5):386-98. Epub 2009 Jun 4.

Murray MA, Fiset V, Young S, Kryworuchko J. Where the dying live: a systematic review of determinants of place of end-of-life cancer care. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2009 Jan;36(1):69-77.

Tappenden P, Chilcott J, Brennan A, Pilgrim H. Systematic review of economic evidence for the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of colorectal cancer in the United Kingdom. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2009 Oct;25(4):470-8.

Walshe C, Todd C, Caress A, Chew-Graham C. Patterns of access to community palliative care services: a literature review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 May;37(5):884-912. Epub 2008 Dec 21.


Birch D, Draper J. A critical literature review exploring the challenges of delivering effective palliative care to older people with dementia. J Clin Nurs. 2008 May;17(9):1144-63.

Bowden G, Bliss J. Does using a hospital bed have an impact on the meaning of home? Br J Community Nurs. 2008 Dec;13(12):556, 558-62.

Brink-Huis A, van Achterberg T, Schoonhoven L. Pain management: a review of organisation models with integrated processes for the management of pain in adult cancer patients. J Clin Nurs. 2008 Aug;17(15):1986-2000.

Wilson DM, Birch S, Sheps S, Thomas R, Justice C, MacLeod R. Researching a best-practice end-of-life care model for Canada. Can J Aging. 2008 Winter;27(4):319-30.

Wright M, Wood J, Lynch T, Clark D. Mapping levels of palliative care development: a global view. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008 May;35(5):469-85. Epub 2008 Feb 4.


Fineberg IC, Hughes N. Literature review of "Integrated Care" for The Irish Hospice Foundation's Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme. Institute for Health Research, Lancaster University, UK. 2007 Apr 20:55pp. (378kb pdf)

Gruneir A, Mor V, Weitzen S, Truchil R, Teno J, Roy J. Where people die: a multilevel approach to understanding influences on site of death in America. Med Care Res Rev. 2007 Aug;64(4):351-78.

Schneider N, Bramesfeld A, Burruano L. Palliative care in public health: a formal and content-related analysis of European journals. Journal of Public Health. 2007 Apr;15(2):87-91.

Steers J, Brereton L, Ingleton C. Palliative care for all? a review of the evidence in community hospitals. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2007 Aug;13(8):392-9.

Theis KA, Rao JK, Anderson LA, Thompson PM. End-of-life content in Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans: a systematic review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2007 Oct-Nov ;24(5):390-8. 

Victorian Government Department of Human Services. Review of hospital-based palliative care consultancy teams. Melbourne: Victorian Government Department of Human Services. 2007 Jun;54pp. [No Abstract Available]


Gomes B, Higginson IJ. Factors influencing death at home in terminally ill patients with cancer: systematic review. BMJ. 2006 Mar 4;332(7540):515-21. 

Phillips JL, Davidson PM, Jackson D, Kristjanson L, Bennett ML, Daly J. Enhancing palliative care delivery in a regional community in Australia. Aust Health Rev. 2006 Aug;30(3):370-9.

Thomas RE, Wilson S, Sheps S. A literature review of randomized controlled trials of the organization of care at the end of life. Can J Aging. 2006 Fall;25(3):271-93.  

Wilson, DM, Justice C, Sheps S, Thomas R, Reid P, Leibovici K. Planning and providing end-of-life care in rural areas. J Rural Health. 2006 Spring;22(2):174-81.  


Adams M. Patient and carer satisfaction with palliative care services: a review of the literature. ACCNS Journal for Community Nurses. 2005 Aug;10(2):11-4.

Davies E, Higginson IJ. Systematic review of specialist palliative day-care for adults with cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2005 Aug;13(8):607-27. Epub 2005 Jun 14.

Harding R, Karus D, Easterbrook P, Raveis VH, Higginson IJ, Marconi K. Does palliative care improve outcomes for patients with HIV/AIDS? a systematic review of the evidence. Sex Transm Infect. 2005 Feb;81(1):5-14. 

Harding R, Higginson IJ. Palliative care in sub-Saharan Africa. Lancet. 2005 Jun 4-10;365(9475):1971-7.
Wilson D, Kinch J, Justice C. A review of the literature on hospice or palliative day care. European Journal of Palliative Care. 2005;12(5):198-202. [No abstract available]


Ahmed N, Bestall JC, Ahmedzai SH, Payne SA, Clark D, Noble B. Systematic review of the problems and issues of accessing specialist palliative care by patients, carers and health and social care professionals. Palliat Med. 2004 Sep;18(6):525-42.
Gysels M, Higginson IJ, National Institute for Clinical Excellence. Improving supportive and palliative care for adults with cancer: research evidence manual. London: Kings college, University of London. 2004 Mar;384pp. [No Abstract Available]

Mast KR, Salama M, Silverman GK, Arnold RM. End-of-life content in treatment guidelines for life-limiting diseases. J Palliat Med. 2004 Dec;7(6):754-73.

National Palliative Care Program. Paediatric palliative care service model review [final report]. Canberra ACT. Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. 2004 Jan:152pp. [No Abstract Available]

Yabroff KR, Mandelblatt JS, Ingham J. The quality of medical care at the end-of-life in the USA: existing barriers and examples of process and outcome measures. Palliat Med. 2004 Apr;18(3):202-16.


Bliss J, While A. Decision-making in palliative and continuing care in the community: an analysis of the published literature with reference to the context of UK care provision. Int J Nurs Stud. 2003 Nov;40(8):881-8.

Evans R, Stone D, Elwyn G. Organizing palliative care for rural populations: a systematic review of the evidence. Fam Pract. 2003 Jun;20(3):304-10.

Haggerty JL, Reid RJ, Freeman GK, Starfield BH, Adair CE, McKendry R. Continuity of care: a multidisciplinary review. BMJ. 2003 Nov 22;327(7425):1219-21. 

Higginson IJ, Finlay IG, Goodwin DM, Hood K, Edwards AGK, Cook A, Douglas HR, Normand CE. Is there evidence that palliative care teams alter end-of-life experiences of patients and their caregivers? J Pain Symptom Manage. 2003 Feb;25(2):150-68.


Finlay IG, Higginson IJ, Goodwin DM, Cook AM, Hood K, Douglas HR, Normand CE. Palliative care in hospital, hospice, at home: results from a systematic review. (93kb pdf) Ann Oncol. 2002;13(Suppl 4):257-64.

Goodwin DM, Higginson IJ, Edwards AG, Finlay IG, Cook AM, Hood K, Douglas HR, Normand CE. An evaluation of systematic reviews of palliative care services. J Palliat Care. 2002 Summer;18(2):77-83.

Higginson IJ, Finlay I, Goodwin DM, Cook AM, Hood K, Edwards AG, Douglas HR, Norman CE. Do hospital-based palliative teams improve care for patients or families at the end of life improve care for patients or families at the end of life? J Pain Symptom Manage. 2002 Feb;23(2):96-106.

Mitchell GK. How well do general practitioners deliver palliative care? a systematic review. Palliat Med. 2002 Nov;16(6):457-64.


Luddington L, Cox S, Higginson I, Livesley B. The need for palliative care for patients with non-cancer diseases: a review of the evidence. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2001 May;7(5):221-6.


Higginson IJ, Sen-Gupta GJ. Place of care in advanced cancer: a qualitative systematic literature review of patient preferences. J Palliat Med. 2000 Fall;3(3):287-300. 


Critchley P, Jadad AR, Taniguchi A, Woods A, Stevens R, Reyno L, Whelan TJ. Are some palliative care delivery systems more effective and efficient than others? a systematic review of comparative studies. J Palliat Care. 1999 Winter;15(4):40-7.

Salisbury C, Bosanquet N, Wilkinson EK, Franks PJ, Kite S, Lorentzon M, Naysmith A. The impact of different models of specialist palliative care on patients' quality of life: a systematic literature review. Palliat Med. 1999 Jan;13(1):3-17.

Wadhwa, S Lavizzo-Mourey R. Do innovative models of health care delivery improve quality of care for selected vulnerable populations? a systematic review. Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 1999 Aug;25(8):408-33.

Wilkinson EK, Salisbury C, Bosanquet N, Franks PJ, Kite S, Lorentzon M, Naysmith A. Patient and carer preference for, and satisfaction with specialist models of palliative care: a systematic review of the literature. Palliat Med. 1999 May;13(3):197-216.


Glare P. Palliative care in teaching hospitals: achievement or aberration? Prog Palliat Care 1998;6:4-9. [No abstract available]

Hearn J, Higginson IJ. Do specialist palliative care teams improve outcomes for cancer patients? a systematic literature review. Palliat Med. 1998 Sep;12(5):317-32.

Shepperd S, Iliffe S. The effectiveness of hospital at home compared with in-patient hospital care: a systematic review. J Public Health Med. 1998 Sep;20(3):344-50.

Smeenk FW, van Haastregt JC, de Witte LP, Crebolder HF. Effectiveness of home care programmes for patients with incurable cancer on their quality of life and time spent in hospital: a systematic review. BMJ. 1998 Jun 27;316(7149):1939-44.

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