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A Model For Delivery Of Palliative Care In India — The Calicut Experiment

M. Rajagopal, S. Kumar
Published 1999 · Medicine

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home rather than the hospice is what suits the average patient culturally. The answer to the problem is perhaps to channel the efforts of NGOs in the right direction so that available resources are used to give solace to as many of the needy as possible. We believe we have created in Calicut, a small city in the south Indian state of Kerala, a model for the delivery of palliative care adapted to the Indian situation. When the unit was conceived, it was recognized that the system had to aim to give maximum coverage at minimum cost. To this end, we built the unit around three basic hypotheses:
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