Care of the dying in Australia's busiest hospital: benefits of palliative care consultation and methods to enhance access.

@article{Le2010CareOT,
  title={Care of the dying in Australia's busiest hospital: benefits of palliative care consultation and methods to enhance access.},
  author={Brian H Le and James Nicholas Watt},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={855-60}
}
BACKGROUND Hospital-based palliative care consultative teams assist with decision-making, symptom management, patient and family support, and discharge planning for those with advanced illness. However, there is evidence to suggest that many patients dying within acute hospitals receive no specialist palliative care input. This project aimed to assess care provided to patients dying within a large Australian hospital and to understand senior clinician decision-making around referral to… CONTINUE READING

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