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Quantitative study—other
Costs incurred by family caregivers of patients with palliative care needs
  1. Ronda G Hughes
  1. Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Ronda G Hughes, Marquette University, 530 N. 16th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA; Ronda.Hughes{at}

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Implications for practice and research

  • Healthcare providers should consider the range and significance of unsubsidised costs incurred by family caregivers of patients with palliative care needs.

  • Future research needs to describe the extent and variation of costs borne by family caregivers of palliative care patients.


With increasing healthcare costs, there has been a shift from providing palliative and end of life care from hospital to community settings. This shift has implications for community healthcare providers and …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.