Using prognostic indicator guidance to plan care for final stages of life

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.

Some important notes: This article is available in full text with an NHS Athens account.  If you do not have an NHS Athens account please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

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