Understanding the Impact of Community Health & Social Care Services on Hospitalisation in the Last Months of Life
To examine the frequency of emergency hospital admission among people with cancer in their last 90 days of life, and examine the association with community health and social care.
Retrospective cohort study using Discover, a linked administrative and clinical dataset from general practices, community, and hospital records. We examined factors associated with hospital admissions and emergency department (ED) visits at the end of life among people with cancer who died between 2016-2019.
Imperial College Health Partners
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Laing Galazka Chair in Palliative Care, Honorary Consultant in Palliative Medicine
Executive Dean, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care
Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine