Appropriateness and avoidability of terminal hospital admissions: Results of a survey among family physicians.

@article{Reyniers2017AppropriatenessAA,
  title={Appropriateness and avoidability of terminal hospital admissions: Results of a survey among family physicians.},
  author={Thijs Reyniers and Luc H J Deliens and H Roeline W Pasman and Robert Vander Stichele and Bart Sijnave and Dirk Houttekier and Joachim Cohen},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={
          456-464
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although the acute hospital setting is not considered to be an ideal place of death, many people are admitted to hospital at the end of life. AIM To examine what proportion of terminal hospital admissions among their patients family physicians consider to have been avoidable and/or inappropriate; which patient, family physician and admission factors are associated with the perceived inappropriateness or avoidability of terminal hospital admissions; and which interventions could… CONTINUE READING
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