End-of-life care audit toolkit
The End-of-life care audit toolkit contains a series of tools for undertaking an end-of-life care audit and staff survey. It is designed to help health service organisations to examine and improve the quality of their delivery of end-of-life care.
Developing the end-of-life audit toolkit
To support hospitals measure and identify opportunities for improvement in end-of-life care, the Commission partnered with the Australian National University and ten Australian hospitals, to develop and test the end-of-life care audit and clinician survey.
Following the completion of a two stages of testing, the tools were brought together in an End-of-life Care Audit Toolkit which includes:
- End-of-life care audit tool
- Clinician survey tool
- Hospital demographic information survey tool
- Data dictionary
- Analysis advice with a plan and table templates
- Presentation template.
The summary report of testing is available for download.
The findings of the pilot of the initial end-of-life care audit and survey tools is also available.
End-of-life care Consensus Statement infographic
Review of indicators for safe and high-quality end-of-life care
The Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong undertook a rapid review for the Commission. The review examined existing work on the development of indicators to measure the safety and quality of end-of-life care in acute hospital settings.