Australian researchers study clinical effects of palliative care medicines

Australian researchers continue to broaden the scope of their international study into the clinical effects of medications used in palliative care and hospices.

Professor of Palliative and Supportive Services at Adelaide’s Flinders University Professor David Currow and National Manager of the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC), Linda Devilee head the research team.

The study is known as RAPID, reflecting its intent to gather a broad range of data from different patients over a relatively short time and publish the results quickly to benefit the palliative care community. The program asks different organisations to supply a small amount of data from a select number of patients to allow for a relatively quick turnaround…read more

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