Journal article

Validation of the responding to urgency of need in palliative care (RUN-PC) triage tool

Bethany Russell, Jennifer Philip, Olivia Wawryk, Sara Vogrin, Jodie Burchell, Anna Collins, Brian Le, Caroline Brand, Peter Hudson, Vijaya Sundararajan

Palliative Medicine | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Responding to Urgency of Need in Palliative Care (RUN-PC) Triage Tool is a novel, evidence-based tool by which specialist palliative care services can manage waiting lists and workflow by prioritising access to care for those patients with the most pressing needs in an equitable, efficient and transparent manner. AIM: This study aimed to establish the intra- and inter-rater reliability, and convergent validity of the RUN-PC Triage Tool and generate recommended response times. DESIGN: An online survey of palliative care intake officers applying the RUN-PC Triage Tool to a series of 49 real clinical vignettes was assessed against a reference standard: a postal survey of expert ..

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Awarded by Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation


Awarded by St Vincent's Hospital Research Endowment Fund


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: 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 85229) and the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships.