National Consensus Statement: Essential elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care
The Consensus Statement describes 10 essential elements for the provision of end-of-life care in settings where acute care is provided.
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The essential elements are the features that are required in systems to ensure safe and high-quality care for patients who are approaching the end of life. These elements do not prescribe how care should be delivered. This Consensus Statement contains 10 essential elements. Elements 1–5 relate to the way in which end-of-life care should be approached and delivered. Elements 6–10 relate to structural and organisational prerequisites for the effective delivery of safe and high-quality end-of-life care.