publication . Article . Review . 2002

Which cancer patients are referred to hospital at home for palliative care?

Gunn Grande; Chris Todd; Chris Todd; Chris Todd;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2002
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Previous research has shown that palliative home care use is influenced by variables such as age, socioeconomic status, presence of an informal carer, diagnosis, and care dependency. However, there is little information on its association with other health service use. This study compared 121 cancer patients referred to Hospital at Home (HAH) for palliative care with a sample of 206 cancer patients not referred who died within the same period. Electronic record linkage of NHS databases enabled investigation of patients' total input of care in their last year of life. Univariate analysis showed that patients referred to HAH were younger, lived in less deprived ar...
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free text keywords: Access to health care, Cancer, Home care services, Palliative care, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700, Medicine(all), /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2900, Nursing(all), Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, General Medicine, District nurse, Univariate analysis, Referral, Record linkage, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, business.industry, business, Socioeconomic status, medicine.disease, Death certificate
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