Table 2

Admission data for patients with palliative care needs according to GSF criteria (nā€‰=ā€‰208)
Source of admission A&E 128 (61.5%)
GP 8 (3.8%)
Clinic 4 (1.9%)
Bed bureau 26 (12.5%)
Other 18 (8.6%)
[no data in notes] 24 (11.5%)
Time of admission to hospital Normal working hours (9.00 ā€“ 17.00) 70 (33.6%)
Out of hours (17.00 ā€“ 9.00) 138 (66.3%)
Reason for admission to hospital Fall/confusion or deterioration 31 (14.9%)
Cancer complication 29 (13.9%)
COPD exacerbation 27 (13.0%)
Chronic heart disease/HF exacerbation 13 (6.3%)
Diabetes complication 8 (3.8%)
Dementia complication 13 (6.3%)
Stroke/TIA 11(5.2%)
MI/heart surgery/acute cardiac event 14 (6.7%)
Accidental injury 12 (5.8%)
Renal failure 11 (5.2%)
Infection 14 (6.7%)
Neurological complication (Parkinsons, epilepsy, MS) 6 (2.9%)
Other 19 (9.1%)

Gott et al.

Gott et al. BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:9   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-12-9

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