requency, Patterns and Outcomes of Specialized Palliative Care provided within Palliative Care Unit – a Retrospective Data Analysis
|Titel||requency, Patterns and Outcomes of Specialized Palliative Care provided within Palliative Care Unit – a Retrospective Data Analysis|
|Institutionen||AKH Innere Medizin I, Zentrum für Public Health, Abteilung für Gesundheitsökonomie, Meduni Wien|
|Projektleitung||Mag. (FH) Dr. Claudia Fischer, PhD MSc MSc, Univ.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. DDr. Eva Katharina Masel MSc|
Background: Palliative care is a holistic approach to care that strives to improve the quality of life of patients, that are suffering from a life-limiting illness, on a physical, psychological, social and spiritual level. Specialised palliative care (SPC) is performed by specialist clinicians and aims to coordinate services around the needs of patients by utilizing an interdisciplinary framework. This results in better patient outcomes, improved quality of life, reduces length of stay, decreases symptom burden and more. The referral of patients to SPC often depends on the diagnosis and symptomatology of the patient. However, studies show that some patients in need of SPC are not admitted due to their age, diagnosis or region. Hence, insight in transferal patterns is crucial and could assist future decision making.
Methods: In this retrospective study all patients that received a palliative care consult and then were further transferred to specialised palliative care unit within the palliative care unit in the General Hospital of Vienna from march 2016 to november 2021 will be included. First a descriptive analysis of the patient population followed by logistic and linear regression analysis will be performed.
Aim: The aim of this study is to describe the patient population that is transferred to
specialised palliative care. Therefore, for instance their diagnosis, symptom burden or ECOG performance status will be analysed. Moreover, this study intends to identify factors that could predict a patient’s outcome and help to enhance service provision in the future.
|Keywords||specialized palliative care, referral, duration of PC, hospital mortality, risk scores|
|Stellungnahme der Ethikkommission||positives Ethikvotum (EK-Nr: 1609/2022)|
|Datum der Stellungnahme der Ethikkommission||06.09.2022|
|» PDF Download|