Ken Hillman

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A stepped-wedge randomised-controlled trial assessing the implementation, impact and costs of a prospective feedback loop to promote appropriate care and treatment for older patients in acute hospitals at the end of life: study protocol

This intervention is expected to have a positive impact on the care of older patients near the end of life, specifically to improve clinical decision-making about treatment pathways and what constitutes appropriate care for these patients.
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Non-beneficial treatments in hospital at the end of life: a systematic review on extent of the problem

This review confirms widespread use of Non-beneficial treatments (NBT) at the end of life in acute hospitals. While a certain level of NBT is inevitable, its extent, variation and justification need further scrutiny.