Palliative care in Tasmania: Current situation and future directions
This Review was commissioned by the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In commissioning the Review, the Department identified a number of increasing challenges for the Tasmanian Palliative Care Service. These include a 22.4% increase in demand for services between 2000 and 2003 and an ageing and highly regionalised Tasmanian population. Staff pressures and turnover had also been identified as a matter of concern for DHHS.
In summary, the project had two broad elements. The first was the evaluation element. It included an analysis of existing palliative care services and an analysis of supply and demand. The second was the planning element that included the development of a model for future palliative care services.
The following report presents the results of the Review, providing details of the methodology used, as well as data summaries, findings and recommendations.
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