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
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..View full abstract
Awarded by Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation
Awarded by St Vincent's Hospital Research Endowment Fund
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.