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From Palliative Care Australia Palliative Matters Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care

value for money

  1. Mobile hairdressers, cleaners and counsellors: website offers practical gifts for the bereaved

    8 June 2017

    Thousands of dollars worth of flowers were delivered to Kim Oakhill’s friends when their three-year-old daughter died. An allergy in the family meant that the flowers were relegated to the garage, where they made a mess and died. Watching on, Kim found herself wishing the flower money had provided something more practical to support the family, which inspired a great idea.

  2. Bold new proposal tackles palliative care’s core challenges

    2 December 2015

    Palliative Care Australia has proposed an ambitious new approach to overcoming the gaps and cost-shifting between different levels of government which detract from the delivery of palliative care nationally.

  3. Non-clinical outcomes relevant to value in palliative care

    30 October 2015

    More emphasis needs to be placed on patient priorities and preferred outcomes when it comes to evaluating what represents value across palliative care services, according to a leading health economist and palliative care expert.


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