In May 2011, a new POS website was launched by Professor Irene Higginson at the 12th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care held in Lisbon, Portugal.
The website was designed to be a resource to the palliative care community and in particular to provide free access to POS (the Palliative care Outcome Scale) which is one of the most widely used outcome measures within palliative care across Europe and Africa for both clinical care and research purposes.
The need for web-based resources was identified in PRISMA’s pan-European and African online survey of palliative care clinicians and researchers published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. Accordingly to help advance the use of outcome measurement in palliative care, the Cicely Saunders Institute created the POS website for clinicians, service-users, policy makers and researchers.
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