End-of-life audit tools

Health service organisations can use the audit tool and surveys together to provide a complete picture of end-of-life care at their facility.

End-of-life care audit tool

This supports collection of data from clinical records to provide a picture of current end-of-life processes within a hospital.

The tool can be used to conduct a regular audit (for example, monthly, quarterly or annually), or be used to input data on a continuous basis, which can then be analysed regularly.

Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

Clinician survey

This explores the perceptions of consultants, nursing staff, junior clinicians and allied health workers to end-of-life care.

The data from both the audit tool and the clinician survey can be used comparatively to evaluate whether perceptions of care differ from the level of actual care provided.

Hospital information survey

The helps to set the context of the data by establishing hospital demographics.

Data dictionary

To ensure consistency when completing your audits it is important that you apply the definitions listed in the data dictionary to your data collection.

Guide, user guide or guidelines

Patient identifier table

Patient identifiable information can be removed from the audit data by using the patient identifier table.