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Wang D, Ing C, Blinderman CD
Latent class analysis of specialized palliative care needs in adult intensive care units from a single academic medical center.
The purpose of this study was to use latent class analysis to separate ICU patients into different classes of palliative care needs, and to determine if these classes differ in their resource requirements. Using information from ICU patients who received specialized palliative care, researchers extracted reason(s) for consultation from the initial note and entered it into a latent class analysis model to generate mutually exclusive patient classes. Four classes were identified: Pain and Symptom Management, Goals of Care and Advance Directives (GCAD), All Needsand Supportive Care. GCAD patients were least likely to be high utilizers.
Citation: Wang D, Ing C, Blinderman CD . Latent class analysis of specialized palliative care needs in adult intensive care units from a single academic medical center. J Pain Symptom Manage 2019 Jan;57(1):73-78. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.10.270..
Keywords: Care Management, Inpatient Care, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Palliative Care