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81 Palliative Care Needs on Orthopaedic Wards
  1. J Poultney,
  2. J Lee,
  3. M Davis and
  4. N Rudd
  1. Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, England

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Aim

To quantify and assess management of patients with palliative care needs in orthopaedic wards at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Design

Each ward used a simplified version of the Prognostic Indicator Guidance (Gold Standards Framework, 2006) to identify patients thought to be in the last 12 months of life. Once patients were at least 3 days post-surgery, they completed a questionnaire about their symptoms. The …

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