Ambulance staff and end-of-life hospital admissions: A qualitative interview study

@inproceedings{Hoare2018AmbulanceSA,
  title={Ambulance staff and end-of-life hospital admissions: A qualitative interview study},
  author={Sarah Hoare and Michael P. Kelly and Larissa Prothero and Stephen I. G. Barclay},
  booktitle={Palliative medicine},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND Hospital admissions for end-of-life patients, particularly those who die shortly after being admitted, are recognised to be an international policy problem. How patients come to be transferred to hospital for care, and the central role of decisions made by ambulance staff in facilitating transfer, are under-explored. AIM To understand the role of ambulance staff in the admission to hospital of patients close to the end of life. DESIGN Qualitative interviews, using particular… CONTINUE READING

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