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Definition and implications of Shared care

Shared care

«Shared care is the joint participation of general practitioners and hospital consultants in the planned delivery of care for patients with a chronic condition, informed by an enhanced information exchange over and above routine discharge and referral letters» [29]

Shared care demands knowledge of the abilities and the qualities of the cooperating partners, but also accept of each others' roles in the delivery of palliative care [1].


Neergaard et al. BMC Palliative Care 2008 7:1   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-7-1

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