Palliative care need and management in the acute hospital setting: a census of one New Zealand Hospital

@inproceedings{Gott2013PalliativeCN,
  title={Palliative care need and management in the acute hospital setting: a census of one New Zealand Hospital},
  author={Merryn Gott and Rosemary Ann Frey and Deborah L Raphael and Anne O’Callaghan and Jackie Robinson and Michal L Boyd},
  booktitle={BMC palliative care},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Improving palliative care management in acute hospital settings has been identified as a priority internationally. The aim of this study was to establish the proportion of inpatients within one acute hospital in New Zealand who meet prognostic criteria for palliative care need and explore key aspects of their management. METHODS A prospective survey of adult hospital inpatients (n = 501) was undertaken. Case notes were examined for evidence that the patient might be in their last… CONTINUE READING
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