• Twenty years of home-based palliative care in Malappuram, Kerala, India: a descriptive study of patients and their care-givers

      Philip, RR; Philip, S; Tripathy, JP; Manima, A; Venables, E (BioMed Central, 2018-02-14)
      The well lauded community-based palliative care programme of Kerala, India provides medical and social support, through home-based care, for patients with terminal illness and diseases requiring long-term support. There is, however, limited information on patient characteristics, caregivers and programme performance. This study was carried out to describe: i) the patients enrolled in the programme from 1996 to 2016 and their diagnosis, and ii) the care-giver characteristics and palliative care support from nurses and doctors in a cohort of patients registered during 2013-2015.