The multidisciplinary, international panel, including palliative care and dementia care professionals participated in a modified RAND Delphi procedure to compose a set of palliative care QIs based on existing sets of QIs on the organisation of palliative care. Panellists participated in three written rounds, one feedback round and one meeting. The panel’s median votes were used to identify the final set of QIs.
The process was undertaken following the recognition of the wide gap between knowledge of best practice and its routine application in clinical settings.
Although the study particularly focused on the organisation of cancer and dementia palliative care, most QIs are generic and are applicable for other types of diseases as well.
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