The last 48 hours of life in long-term care: a focused chart audit.

@article{Hall2002TheL4,
  title={The last 48 hours of life in long-term care: a focused chart audit.},
  author={Peters Hall and Cori Schroder and Lynda Lee Weaver},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={
          501-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVES As a component of palliative care educational program development, the faculty at the University of Ottawa Institute of Palliative Care wished to assess end-of-life care for patients in long-term care (LTC) settings to develop an educational strategy for physicians. DESIGN A chart audit, focusing on the last 48 hours of life of residents dying in LTC facilities. SETTING Five LTC facilities in a city in Canada. PARTICIPANTS Residents who died in the LTC facilities in a 12-month… CONTINUE READING
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