Journal article

Triaging the Terminally Ill-Development of the Responding to Urgency of Need in Palliative Care (RUN-PC) Triage Tool

Bethany Russell, Sara Vogrin, Jennifer Philip, Nicole Hennessy-Anderson, Anna Collins, Jodie Burchell, Brian Le, Caroline Brand, Peter Hudson, Vijaya Sundararajan

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

CONTEXT: Evidence-based resource allocation is receiving increasing attention as we strive for equity, transparency, and cost-effectiveness across health care. In the context of finite resources, which of our patients with terminal illness should be prioritized for urgent palliative care? OBJECTIVES: To develop the scoring system for the novel Responding to Urgency of Need in Palliative Care triage tool. METHODS: Online international discrete choice experiment involving palliative care clinicians to establish the relative importance of seven key attributes of palliative care triage identified during an earlier qualitative study. RESULTS: Participants (n = 772) were mainly female (79.9%) with..

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Grants

Awarded by Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation


Awarded by St Vincent's Hospital Research Endowment Fund


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Department of Health, Victoria, the Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation [grant number BGRF1710-1], the St Vincent's Hospital Research Endowment Fund [grant number 81891] and the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships. None of these funders had a role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the article for publication.