Improving hospital-based end of life care processes and outcomes: a systematic review of research output, quality and effectiveness

Source: BMC Palliative Care 2017; 16 (1): 34

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Date of publication: May 2017

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This systematic review examines the quantity and quality of data-based research aimed at improving the processes and outcomes associated with delivering end-of-life care in hospital settings. The study concludes that more methodologically robust studies are needed to evaluate the impact of interventions on end-of-life processes, including whether changes in processes translate to improved end-of-life outcomes.

Length of publication: 13 pages


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