Ref Number = PITIKA-ASPR0217
Feby Juwita, Tisnasari Hafsah
Background. In Indonesia, palliative care services are only available in a number of major cities where there are most cancer facilities. Hasan Sadikin HospitaL is a referral center in West Java, but there is no complete clinical data on patients receiving palliative care even though there is an increase in palliative cases each year. This study aims to determine the number and profiles of patients who received palliative care at Hasan Sadikin Hospital.
Method. This research is a descriptive study using a cross sectional method. Patient admitted to Hasan Sadikin Hospital in the period March-April 2019 were included in this study and were screened with ECOG (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group) performance status scoring system. Patients who are indicated to receive palliative care will be followed by an assessment of the patient's profile. Data is entered into RedCap application and then was analyzed for descriptive statistic.
Results. Screening for palliative care was applied in 368 of 424 patients. There were 221 (60%) patients indicated palliative care. More than half (67.9%) was diagnosed cancer. Female more common than male (75.2% vs 24.8%). The most length of treatment is <1 week (70.2%). There are 70.6% of patients who discharge without improvement. From the research that has been done it is known that children aged 6-10 years (65.1%) most need palliative care. Patients who need palliative care are dominated by patients with severe malnutrition status (66.5%).
Conclusion. There are many patients included in the category of patients who need palliative care. Therefore, it is important to routinely screen palliative patients so that patients get the right palliative therapy.
Keywords: Palliative Care, Children, Pediatric
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