End-of-life care in hospital: an audit of care against Australian national guidelines.
End-of-life care in hospital: an audit of care against Australian national guidelines. Aust Health Rev. 2019 Mar 05;: Authors: Bloomer MJ, Hutchinson AM, Botti M Abstract ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to map end-of-life care in acute hospital settings against Elements 1-5 of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care's (ACSQHC) Essential Elements for Safe and High-Quality End-of-Life Care.MethodsA retrospective medical record audit of deceased in-patients was conducted from 2016 at one public (n = 320) and one private (n = 132) hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Ten variables, key to end-of-life care according to the ACSQHC's Elements 1-5 were used to evaluate end-of-life care.ResultsMost patients (87.2%) had a limitation of medical treatment. In 91.97% (P
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