Award Date: 2019
Project Lead(s): James Downar
Project Title: Implementing an automated clinical surveillance tool in a rural hospital to screen for unmet palliative needs in the final year of life
This project will implement and evaluate a computer application that uses electronic health record data to identify people with increased risk of death in the coming year, and prompts clinical teams to assess and address unmet palliative needs. Implementing this tool in hospitals has the potential to improve care at end of life, especially for those with frailty and dementia.