Table 4

Characteristics of EPaCCS studies reporting hospital admission

AuthorSample% with cancerLikelihood of being admitted to hospital
OR (95% CI)*
Likelihood of attend A&E
OR (95% CI)†
Ali et al 28 4011000.41 (0.24 to 0.71)‡
Purdy et al 34 1022§680.65 (0.33 to 1.30)¶0.57 (0.29 to 1.11)¶
2572**0.41 (0.28 to 0.60)¶0.61 (0.40 to 0.92)¶
  • *OR for being admitted to hospital for those with an EPaCCS record versus those without an EPaCCs record.

  • †OR for having an A&E visit in the last 30 days of life for those with an EPaCCS record versus those without an EPaCCS.

  • ‡Adjusted for reason for attending the emergency department.

  • §North Somerset.

  • ¶Adjusted for gender, age, deprivation and condition.

  • **Somerset.

  • A&E, Accident and Emergency Department; EPaCCS, electronic palliative care coordination systems.