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

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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objectives of this review are:

  1. to determine the clinical effectiveness of different types of home palliative care services for adult patients with advanced illness and their caregivers;

  2. to compare the resource use and costs associated with these services; and

  3. to determine their cost-effectiveness.  

Additional objectives are to compare different disease groups, to examine other sources of heterogeneity in the findings and to ascertain the appropriateness for meta-analysis.