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Table 1 Comparison of the conditions of care delivery between standard outpatient PC and PCDH

From: Palliative care in day-hospital for advanced cancer patients: a study protocol for a multicentre randomized controlled trial

  Standard outpatient PC PCDH
Symptom relief - Advice and medication
- Planning for additional tests and specialized consultations
- Advice and Medication
- Planning for additional tests and specialized consultations
- Immediate titration or imaging if needed
- Supportive care team intervention
- Pleural or ascites evacuation
Relationship building and education Consultation length < 30–45 min with the PC physician - Consultation duration > 2 h with the PC team, physician and nurse
- Dedicated time for relatives
- Dedicated time for care coordination
Consultation and decision-making PC physician for a short time - Oncologist and PC physician
- Longer time for discussion
Advance care planning PC physician for a short time - PC physician and nurse
- Longer time for discussion
  1. Abbreviations. ME Medical-Economic; PC Palliative Care; PCDH Palliative Care Day-Hospital