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Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of home palliative care services for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers

  1. Barbara Gomes1,*,
  2. Natalia Calanzani1,
  3. Vito Curiale2,3,
  4. Paul McCrone4,
  5. Irene J Higginson1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group

Published Online: 6 JUN 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 31 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007760.pub2


How to Cite

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 of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD007760. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007760.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cicely Saunders Institute, King's College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, London, UK

  2. 2

    Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace, Unité Court Séjour Gériatrique, Principauté de Monaco, Monaco

  3. 3

    Ente Ospedaliero Ospedali Galliera, Dipartimento di Gerontologia e Scienze Motorie, Genova, Italy

  4. 4

    King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK

*Barbara Gomes, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, King's College London, Bessemer Road, Demark Hill, London, SE5 9PJ, UK. barbara.gomes@kcl.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 6 JUN 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. PRISMA flowchart
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Quality assessment of economic evaluations with total costs.
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Funnel plot of comparison: 1 Home palliative care versus usual care, outcome: 1.1 Death at home.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Home palliative care versus usual care, Outcome 1 Death at home.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Home palliative care versus usual care, Outcome 2 death at home with only high quality RCTs.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Home palliative care versus usual care, Outcome 3 Death in hospital.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Home palliative care versus usual care, Outcome 4 death in hospital with only high quality RCTs.
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Home palliative care versus usual care, Outcome 5 Death in nursing home.
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Home palliative care versus usual care, Outcome 6 death in nursing home with only high quality RCTs.
[Analysis 1.7]
Analysis 1.7. Comparison 1 Home palliative care versus usual care, Outcome 7 Death in inpatient hospice/palliative care unit.
[Analysis 1.8]
Analysis 1.8. Comparison 1 Home palliative care versus usual care, Outcome 8 death in inpatient hospice/palliative care unit with only high quality RCTs.