Strategies for the promotion of home palliative care – what is still to be learned and how?

Manuel Luís Capelas*, Sílvia Coelho, Tânia Sofia Afonso

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Home palliative care (HPC) is one of the most important strategies to achieve universal health coverage in patients at end-of-life. In this chapter, we explore how this kind of care can be promoted and delivered in different realities, and what its impact will be on health care costs and on the use of health resources. For these purposes, human resources in quality and quantity, funding, quality improvement strategies and programs, outcomes and continuous evaluation play a very important role. E-health seems to be promising and useful for achieving the HPC expected outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalliative care
Subtitle of host publicationthe role and importance of research in promoting palliative care practices: reports from developed countries
EditorsMichael Silbermann
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781536162004
ISBN (Print)9781536161991
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Palliative care
  • Home palliative care teams
  • Organization of services
  • E-health
  • Outcomes
  • Costs


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