Determinants of care outcomes for patients who die in hospital in Ireland: a retrospective study.
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CitationDeterminants of care outcomes for patients who die in hospital in Ireland: a retrospective study. 2015, 14:11 BMC Palliat Care
JournalBMC palliative care
AbstractThe study shows significant differences in how care outcomes, including pain, were assessed by nurses, doctors and relatives. Care inputs operate in a mutually reinforcing manner to generate care outcomes which implies that improvements in one area are likely to have spill-over effects in others. Building on these findings, the Irish Hospice Foundation has developed an audit and review system to support quality improvement in all care settings where people die.