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Recent studies have identified significant numbers of medical emergency team (MET) calls are made for people who are actively dying. This results in patients receiving invasive and non-beneficial treatment.

We will implement a best practice approach to improving the recognition and care of the actively dying person that engages patients, families and carers.


A survey and audit of 52 health services found two thirds use a care plan to help care for patients who are dying. We aim to increase this to 95 per cent at participating services.


Improved end of life care for patients who are identified as dying.  


  • % of patients cared for using an end of life care plan
  • Number of staff who participate in communication skills training
  • % increase in staff confidence around recognition of dying.

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Clinical Guidance Team
Safer Care Victoria
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