Core medicines for quality care of the dying
Tait, Paul A
To, Timothy HM
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The proposal by Lindqvist and colleagues of four essential medicines for the control of terminal symptoms is commendable. Having a finite essential medication list facilitates prescribers to prescribe and pharmacies to stock and supply medications to support end-of-life care in the community. With this issue in mind, a recent collaboration of South Australian palliative care clinicians developed a core medicines list for the treatment of symptoms commonly seen at the end of life. As for Lindqvist’s model, we also involved widespread consultation with key palliative care stakeholders.