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A crucial element of medical practice today is outpatient delivery of health care, which is coming into sharper focus as medical economics dictate the standards of practice. Because it is the perspective of the public as well as health care professionals that cancer is a chronic debilitating disease that necessitates inpatient care, the availability of a book that could provide guidelines for outpatient therapy might be viewed both as worthwhile and possibly important. The book by Billings and four contributors focuses on practical issues in terminally ill cancer patients, and develops a framework for communication between the health care provider
Outpatient Management of Advanced Cancer: Symptom Control, Support, and Hospice-in-the-Home.. Ann Intern Med. 1986;104:902–903. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-6-902_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(6):902-903.
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