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Response to Zhou (2021) “Comment on Evans et al. (2021) ‘Community-based short-term integrated palliative and supportive care reduces symptom distress for older people with chronic noncancer conditions compared with usual care’”

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OPTCare Elderly

Original languageEnglish
Article number104119
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Volume125
Early online date12 Dec 2021
DOIs
Accepted/In press2021
E-pub ahead of print12 Dec 2021
PublishedJan 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information: The study Optimizing PalliaTive care for Older People (OPTCare Elderly) aimed to develop and evaluate a community-based short-term integrated palliative and supportive care model for older people with chronic noncancer conditions and frailty living at home or in a care home. The following are members of the OPTCare Elderly Team and co-authored the original trial publication1: Catherine J. Evans, Anna E Bone, Deokhee Yi, Myfanwy Morgan, Shamim Taherzadeh, Matthew Maddocks, Juliet Wright, Fiona Lindsay, Carla Bruni, Richard Harding, Katherine E Sleeman, Barbara Gomes and Irene J Higginson. The OPTCare Elderly Study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit Programme (Project PB-PG-1111?26071). CE is funded by a Health Education England/ NIHR Clinical Lectureship (CAT-CL-10-003) and Senior Clinical Lectureship (ICA-SCL-2015-01-001); MM by an NIHR Career Development Fellowship (CDF-2017e10-009); and KES by a NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellowship (CS-2015-15-005). MM and IJH are supported by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South London (NIHR ARC South London) at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the National Institute of Health Research or the Department of Health and Social Care. Funding Information: The OPTCare Elderly Study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit Programme (Project PB-PG-1111–26071). CE is funded by a Health Education England/ NIHR Clinical Lectureship (CAT-CL-10-003) and Senior Clinical Lectureship (ICA-SCL-2015-01-001); MM by an NIHR Career Development Fellowship (CDF-2017e10-009); and KES by a NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellowship (CS-2015-15-005). MM and IJH are supported by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South London (NIHR ARC South London) at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the National Institute of Health Research or the Department of Health and Social Care.

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