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Med Clin (Barc). 2013 Mar 16;140(6):241-5. doi: 10.1016/j.medcli.2012.06.027. Epub 2012 Oct 25.

[Identification of people with chronic advanced diseases and need of palliative care in sociosanitary services: elaboration of the NECPAL CCOMS-ICO© tool].

[Article in Spanish]

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Observatorio QUALY-Centro Colaborador de la OMS para Programas Públicos de Cuidados Paliativos (CCOMS-ICO), Institut Català d'Oncologia (ICO), Cátedra de Cuidados Paliativos, Universitat de Vic, Vic, Barcelona, España. xgomez.WHOCC@iconcologia.net

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:

Around 75% of the population in our country will die as a consequence of chronic advanced diseases. Advanced chronic care is one of the major challenges for public health systems. This study describes the development of a tool to identify patients with advanced chronic diseases and life limited prognosis that might require some type of palliative intervention in our health and social environment.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Spanish translation of PIG/GSF, cultural and clinical adaptation, identification of indicators of severity and progression -general and specific-; study of content validity and pre-test.

RESULTS:

The NECPAL CCOMS-ICO(©) tool proposes a quantitative-qualitative, multifactorial, indicative and not dichotomous evaluation combining subjective perception assessment (surprise question) with demand and perceived needs; parameters of severity and progression, geriatric syndromes, emotional aspects, comorbidity and use of resources; and indicators for selected pathologies.

CONCLUSIONS:

The NECPAL CCOMS-ICO(©) tool, feasible and easy to use, would identify patients with advanced chronic palliative needs of any cause, early and in all resources.

PMID:
23103110
DOI:
10.1016/j.medcli.2012.06.027
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