Youssoufian, Monique; Nguyen, Bella Hai; Burke, Brandon; Harryanto, Hilman; Mitchell, Imogen; Davis, Alison
Aim: To examine the current patterns of end-of-life care of medical oncology patients dying in an Australian tertiary acute hospital setting in order to determine potential areas for improvement. Methods: A retrospective observational study was undertaken of 295 consecutive adult medical oncology inpatients dying between 2010 and 2015. Charts were reviewed for evidence of (1) resuscitation plans, (2) acute interventions in the 48-h period prior to death, (3) palliative care involvement and (4)...[Show more]
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