Extent of palliative care need in the acute hospital setting: a survey of two acute hospitals in the UK.

@article{Gardiner2013ExtentOP,
  title={Extent of palliative care need in the acute hospital setting: a survey of two acute hospitals in the UK.},
  author={Clare L Gardiner and Merryn Gott and Christine Ingleton and Jane E Seymour and Mark Cobb and Bill Noble and Mike Bennett and T Barnard Ryan},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          76-83
        }
}
BACKGROUND In common with international health policy, The End of Life Care Strategy for England has highlighted the delivery of high quality palliative care in the acute hospital setting as an area of priority. AIM The aim of this study was to explore the extent of palliative care need in the acute hospital setting, and to explore agreement between different sources in the identification of patients with palliative care need. DESIGN A cross-sectional survey of palliative care need was… CONTINUE READING

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