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An integrated understanding of the complex drivers of emergency presentations and admissions in cancer patients: qualitative modelling of secondary-care health professionals’ experiences and views (2019)
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Chen, H., Walabyeki, J., Johnson, M., Boland, E., Seymour, J., & Macleod, U. (2019). An integrated understanding of the complex drivers of emergency presentations and admissions in cancer patients: qualitative modelling of secondary-care health professionals’ experiences and views. PloS one, 14(5), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216430

The number of cancer-related emergency presentations and admissions has been steadily increasing in the UK. Drivers of this phenomenon are complex, multifactorial and interlinked. The main objective of this study was to understand the complexity of e... Read More about An integrated understanding of the complex drivers of emergency presentations and admissions in cancer patients: qualitative modelling of secondary-care health professionals’ experiences and views.

Psychometric Properties of the Needs Assessment Tool—Progressive Disease Cancer in U.K. Primary Care (2018)
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Allgar, V. L., Chen, H., Richfield, E., Currow, D., Macleod, U., & Johnson, M. J. (2018). Psychometric Properties of the Needs Assessment Tool—Progressive Disease Cancer in U.K. Primary Care. Journal of pain and symptom management, 56(4), 602-612. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.07.002

Background. The assessment of patients' needs for care is a critical step in achieving patient-centered cancer care. Tools can be used to assess needs and inform care planning. The Needs Assessment Tool:Progressive DiseaseeCancer (NAT:PD-C) is an Aus... Read More about Psychometric Properties of the Needs Assessment Tool—Progressive Disease Cancer in U.K. Primary Care.

Emergency admissions and subsequent inpatient care through an emergency oncology service at a tertiary cancer centre: service users’ experiences and views (2018)
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Chen, H., Johnson, M., Boland, E., Seymour, J., & Macleod, U. (2019). Emergency admissions and subsequent inpatient care through an emergency oncology service at a tertiary cancer centre: service users’ experiences and views. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 27(2), 451–460. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4328-5

Purpose Avoiding unnecessary emergency admissions and managing those that are admitted more effectively is a major concern for both patients and health services. To generate evidence useful for improving services for direct patient benefit, this stu... Read More about Emergency admissions and subsequent inpatient care through an emergency oncology service at a tertiary cancer centre: service users’ experiences and views.

The complex relationship between household income of family caregivers, access to palliative care services and place of death: A national household population survey (2017)
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Chen, H., Currow, D. C., Dunn, L., Johnson, M. J., Macleod, U., & Allgar, V. (2018). The complex relationship between household income of family caregivers, access to palliative care services and place of death: A national household population survey. Palliative medicine, 32(2), 357-365. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216317711825

Background: Previous work shows that more affluent patients with cancer are more likely to die at home, whereas those dying from non-cancer conditions are more likely to die in hospital. Family caregivers are an important factor in determining place... Read More about The complex relationship between household income of family caregivers, access to palliative care services and place of death: A national household population survey.

A systematic review examining reducing unplanned hospital admissions in adults with cancer (2017)
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Walabyeki, J., Macleod, U., Johnson, M., Dyson, J., Oliver, S., Allgar, V., …Hammond, T. (2017). A systematic review examining reducing unplanned hospital admissions in adults with cancer

Review question 1. What interventions have been tested and have successfully reduced unplanned hospital admissions in adults with cancer? 2. What are the factors associated with unplanned hospital admissions in adults with cancer?

Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review (2015)
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Chen, H., Nicolson, D. J., MacLeod, U., Allgar, V., Dalgliesh, C., & Johnson, M. (2016). Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review. Palliative medicine, 30(5), 434-445. doi:10.1177/0269216315602590

© SAGE Publications. Background: Cancer patients in lower socioeconomic groups are significantly less likely to die at home and experience more barriers to access to palliative care. It is unclear whether receiving palliative care may mediate the eff... Read More about Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review.


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