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Economic (gross cost) analysis of systematically implementing a programme of advance care planning in three Irish nursing homes
O’Sullivan, Ronan; Murphy, Aileen; O’Caoimh, Rónán; Cornally, Nicola; Svendrovski, Anton; Daly, Brian; Fizgerald, Carol; Twomey, Cillian; McGlade, Ciara; Molloy, D. William
Although advance care planning (ACP) and the use of advanced care directives (ACD) and end-of-life care plans are associated with a reduction in inappropriate hospitalisation, there is little evidence supporting the economic benefits of such programmes. We assessed the economic impact (gross savings) of the Let Me Decide (LMD) ACP programme in Ireland, specifically the impact on hospitalisations, bed days and location of resident deaths, before and after systematic implementation of the LMD-ACP combined with a palliative care education programme.
Keyword(s): PUBLIC HEALTH; NURSING HOME; ECONOMICS
Publication Date:
2016
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): BMC Research Notes
Related Link(s): http://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13104-016-2048-9
First Indexed: 2016-05-08 05:51:13 Last Updated: 2017-05-12 06:34:44