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Free drug coverage for Palliative Home Care Patients

palliativecoverageNew changes to the funding of palliative care drugs means relief and support to patients who die at home. Drugs given to patients while they are staying in hospital are paid for by the hospital while drugs taken at home are the responsibility of the patient. In the case of palliative care patients, the same rule applied until fairly recently. Patients who chose to stay in a palliative care unit received the drugs they needed free of charge while those who chose to remain at home had to cover their own drug costs.

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