Ala. study to evaluate phone-based palliative intervention

05/16/2013 | AL.com (Alabama)

The American Cancer Society has given the nursing school at the University of Alabama a $720,000 grant for a four-year study of phone-based delivery of palliative care. "The patients who underwent this intervention had a better quality of life, less depression and lived longer than patients who received only regular cancer care," said professor Marie Bakitas, who developed the program.

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