Table 4

Diagnostic and admission data for patients whose admission was considered to be potentially avoidable (nā€‰=ā€‰14)
Source of admission Clinic 1 (7.1%)
A&E 8 (57.1%)
GP 4 (28.6%)
Other 1 (7.1%)
Time of admission Usual working hours (9.00 ā€“ 17.00) 2 (14.3%)
Out of hours (17.00 ā€“ 9.00) 12 (85.7%)
Reason for admission to hospital Fall 2 (14.3%)
Confusion/general deterioration 5 (35.7%)
Urinary Tract Infection 1 (7.1%)
Stroke 2 (14.3%)
Intra-abdominal catastrophe 1 (7.1%)
Pain/symptom control 3 (21.4%)
Underlying diagnosis Cancer 6 (42.9%)
Frailty 2 (14.3%)
End stage renal failure 1(7.1%)
Stroke 3 (2.1%)
Dementia 1 (7.1%)
Encephalopathy 1 (7.1%)
DNAR order in place 11 (78.6%)
Placed on Liverpool Care Pathway 1 (7.1%)
Evidence of referral to specialist palliative care 4 (28.6%)
Suggested alternative place of care Hospice 3 (21.4%)
Nursing home 10 (71.4%)
Own home 1 (7.1%)

Gott et al.

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

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