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Understanding Hospital Admissions Close to the End of Life (ACE) Study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, March 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (79th percentile)

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Title
Understanding Hospital Admissions Close to the End of Life (ACE) Study
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, March 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-89
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Authors

Zoë Slote Morris, Miranda Fyfe, Natalie Momen, Sarah Hoare, Stephen Barclay

Abstract

Palliative care is a policy priority internationally. In England, policymakers are seeking to develop high quality care for all by focusing on reducing the number of patients who die in acute hospitals. It is argued that reducing 'inappropriate' hospital admissions will lead to an improvement in the quality of care and provide cost savings.Yet what is meant by an 'inappropriate' admission is unclear and is unlikely to be shared by all stakeholders. The decision process that leads to hospital admission is often challenging, particularly when patients are frail and elderly. The ACE study reopens the idea of 'inappropriate' hospital admissions close to the end of life. We will explore how decisions that result in inpatient admissions close to death are made and valued from the perspective of the decision-maker, and will consider the implications of these findings for current policy and practice.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Spain 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Unknown 114 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 24 20%
Researcher 22 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 14%
Unspecified 12 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 8%
Other 34 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 41 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 19%
Social Sciences 16 14%
Unspecified 15 13%
Psychology 9 8%
Other 15 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 April 2014.
All research outputs
#3,018,354
of 13,637,188 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,218
of 4,571 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#29,632
of 146,276 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#1
of 1 outputs
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