Intervention to Improve Care at Life’s End in Inpatient Settings: The BEACON Trial

  title={Intervention to Improve Care at Life’s End in Inpatient Settings: The BEACON Trial},
  author={Frank A Bailey and Beverly Rosa Williams and Lesa L. Woodby and Patricia S. Goode and David T. Redden and Thomas K. Houston and U. Shanette Granstaff MPH and Theodore M. Johnson and Leslye C. Pennypacker and Kathlyn Sue Haddock and John M. Painter and Jessie M. Spencer and Thomas Nathan Hartney and Kathryn Larsen Burgio},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
Widespread implementation of palliative care treatment plans could reduce suffering in the last days of life by adopting best practices of traditionally home-based hospice care in inpatient settings. To evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-modal intervention strategy to improve processes of end-of-life care in inpatient settings. Implementation trial with an intervention staggered across hospitals using a multiple-baseline, stepped wedge design. Six Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs… CONTINUE READING
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