Transitions to palliative care for older people in acute hospitals: a mixed-methods study

Gott M, Ingleton C, Gardiner C, Richards N, Cobb M, Ryan A, Noble B, Bennett M, Seymour J, Ward S, Parker C
Record ID 32014001330
Authors' objectives: (1) to explore how transitions to a palliative care approach are managed and experienced in acute hospitals and to identify best practice from the perspective of clinicians and service users; (2) to examine the extent of potentially avoidable hospital admissions amongst hospital inpatients with palliative care needs.
Authors' recomendations: Patients with palliative care needs represent a significant proportion of the hospital inpatient population. There is a significant gap between NHS policy regarding palliative and end-of-life care management in acute hospitals in England and current practice.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Patient Care Team
  • Patient Transfer
  • Primary Health Care
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme
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