The development of paediatric palliative care in Warsaw, Poland

Wright, M. and Clark, D. (2003) The development of paediatric palliative care in Warsaw, Poland. European Journal of Palliative Care, 10(3), pp. 120-123.

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In Poland (population 38.7 million) around 1,200 children aged one to 19 years with life-limiting conditions died each year between 1985 and 1996, making a rate of 10.4 deaths per 100,000 children. Seventy-four percent of these child deaths occurred in hospital, while 26% occurred at home; around half of the children died from cancer. At present, 29 palliative care services (five independent, 24 attached to adult services) provide home care for children; two of these services have paediatric inpatient units.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Professor David
Authors: Wright, M., and Clark, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:European Journal of Palliative Care
Publisher:Hayward Medical Communications Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1479-0793

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