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VIDEO: PCP, patient partnerships lead to successful outcomes in palliative care

NEW ORLEANS — A physician-patient partnership in which the patient defines the goal of care sets the stage for a strong relationship and greater compliance in the palliative care setting, Roma Tickoo, MD, MPH, a palliative care physician from New York, told Healio Internal Medicine.

“The PCP is the first line of contact for patients and they have long-standing relationships with their patients and their families,” Tickoo said. “It is very meaningful for [patients] if their generalist becomes involved.”

Disclosure: Tickoo reports no relevant financial disclosures.

NEW ORLEANS — A physician-patient partnership in which the patient defines the goal of care sets the stage for a strong relationship and greater compliance in the palliative care setting, Roma Tickoo, MD, MPH, a palliative care physician from New York, told Healio Internal Medicine.

“The PCP is the first line of contact for patients and they have long-standing relationships with their patients and their families,” Tickoo said. “It is very meaningful for [patients] if their generalist becomes involved.”

Disclosure: Tickoo reports no relevant financial disclosures.

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