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Residential aged care residents and components of end of life care in an Australian hospital.

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Summary of "Residential aged care residents and components of end of life care in an Australian hospital."

With ageing of Australians, the numbers of residential aged care (RAC) residents is rising. This places a spotlight on decisions about appropriate care for this population, including hospitalisation and end-of-life (EOL) care. The aim was to study a sample of RAC residents who attended and died in hospital, to quantify measurable components of EOL care so as to describe the extent of palliative care required.

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Name: BMC palliative care
ISSN: 1472-684X
Pages: 84

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