Source: Primary Health Care
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Date of publication: July 2010
Publication type: Article
In a nutshell: The author describes how clinicians and healthcare providers could improve predictions of patients needs as they near the end of their lives by using prognostic indicator guidance. Primary care teams along with care homes and hospitals that use this method of identification, assessment and planning find it much easier to provide top quality proactive care where it is most needed. They also find they are better able to adhere to patients’ wishes and avert crises as well as reducing inappropriate hospital admissions and hospital deaths.
Length of publication: 4 pages.
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