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Identifying patients with chronic conditions in need of palliative care in the general population: development of the NECPAL tool and preliminary prevalence rates in Catalonia

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  • Xavier Gómez-Batiste The Qualy Observatory/WHO Collaborating Centre for Palliative Care Public Health Programs (WHOCC-ICO), Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Barcelona, Spain Chair of Palliative Care, University of Vic (Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Marisa Martínez-Muñoz The Qualy Observatory/WHO Collaborating Centre for Palliative Care Public Health Programs (WHOCC-ICO), Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Barcelona, Spain Chair of Palliative Care, University of Vic (Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Carles Blay Chair of Palliative Care, University of Vic (Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain Programme for the Prevention and Care of Persons with Chronic Conditions, Department of Health, Government of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Jordi Amblàs Hospital de la Santa Creu and Hospital General Vic, Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Laura Vila Programme for the Prevention and Care of Persons with Chronic Conditions, Department of Health, Government of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Xavier Costa Programme for the Prevention and Care of Persons with Chronic Conditions, Department of Health, Government of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Alicia Villanueva CAP Remei, Vic-Sud, Equip Atenció Primària, Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Joan Espaulella Hospital de la Santa Creu and Hospital General Vic, Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Jose Espinosa The Qualy Observatory/WHO Collaborating Centre for Palliative Care Public Health Programs (WHOCC-ICO), Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Montserrat Figuerola The Qualy Observatory/WHO Collaborating Centre for Palliative Care Public Health Programs (WHOCC-ICO), Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Carles Constante Catalan Department of Health, Government of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Dr Xavier Gómez-Batiste, WHO Collaborating Center for Palliative Care Public Health Programs, Chair ICO/UVIC of Palliative Care, Institut Català d'Oncologia, Hospital Duràn-Reynals, 08908 Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona 08908, Spain; xgomez.whocc{at}iconcologia.net
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Gómez-Batiste X, Martínez-Muñoz M, Blay C, et al
Identifying patients with chronic conditions in need of palliative care in the general population: development of the NECPAL tool and preliminary prevalence rates in Catalonia

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  • Received February 7, 2012
  • Revision received November 5, 2012
  • Accepted November 19, 2012
  • First published December 14, 2012.
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September 01, 2013

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