The end of life care section includes information on emergency hospital admission during the last 90 days of life.
Why this is important
The purpose of the indicator is to encourage improvement in the quality of end of life care in the following ways:
- anticipatory planning and end of life care being addressed in a coordinated and timely way
- key information about the person’s condition, needs and preferences being shared across the local health and care system
- where unplanned needs arise (as they inevitably will for some people), in the speed and adequacy of urgent care response taking place where the person is, which should reduce the need for repeat emergency admissions during the last 90 days of life.
The Barnsley picture and how we compare
When compared to other CCGs within the Yorkshire and Humber region, Barnsley had the highest proportion of people who had three or more emergency hospital admissions in the last 90 days of life in 2016 and 2017.
When compared to similar CCGs, again, Barnsley had the highest rates in 2016 and 2017 of people who had three or more emergency hospital admissions in the last 90 days of life.