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87 What Happens to Palliative Care Patients Once They are Admitted to Hospital?
  1. Dr Eleanor Grogan, Consultant in Palliative Medicine,
  2. Dr Lorna Barton, Lorna Barton,
  3. Dr Tim Peel, Consultant in Palliative Medicine,
  4. Dr Jane Atkinson and
  5. Dr Neomi Chamberlin
  1. ST3 Acute Medicine, North Tyneside General Hospital, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Shields
  2. ST3 Acute Medicine
  3. ST2 Acute Medicine, Wansbeck General Hospital, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Ashington

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Aim: To assess why palliative patients present to an acute hospital and the outcome after their presentation. Method: The notes of all consecutive medical patients admitted in January 2008 with a palliative diagnosis were reviewed with a standardised proforma at two acute hospitals in an NHS trust. Results: Forty-seven patients were identified as having a palliative diagnosis; 11 patients had …

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