Costs of Emergency admissions in the last year of life for people dying of cancer in Northern Ireland

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Abstract

In 2015, 28% of deaths in NI were attributed to cancer. End-of-life (EOL) medical spending may be a major component of (up to 20%) of annual NHS budgets, where expenditure in cancer care is thought to peak. Increased use of acute hospital care, in particular, emergency admissions towards the EOL may indicate overly aggressive care and gaps in routine end-of-life care in community settings. We assess costs of emergency acute hospital care to understand drivers of EOL care in the hospital setting, the implications for the EOL care in the community setting, cancer prevention and diagnosis efforts and treatment pathways.


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This poster presented interim results from the ongoing analysis and is subject to revisions. As such the poster is available upon request only.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted - 23 Aug 2019
EventQueen's Postdoc Showcase - Ulster Museum, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Sep 201918 Sep 2019
https://www.qub.ac.uk/about/Leadership-and-structure/Faculties-and-Schools/Medicine-Health-and-Life-Sciences/PDC/Recognition/NPAW/PostdocShowcase.html

Other

OtherQueen's Postdoc Showcase
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period18/09/201918/09/2019
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Keywords

  • Cost of Illness
  • End of Life Care
  • Cancer
  • Palliative Care

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