Our Publications

May P, Johnston BM, Normand C, Higginson IJ, Kenny RA, Ryan K, Population-based palliative care planning in Ireland: how many people will live and die with serious illness to 2046?, HRB Open Research, 2, 2020.  https://hrbopenresearch.org/articles/2-35/v2# 

Johnston BM, May P, McCauley R, Rabbitte M, McQuillan R, Honohan C, Mockler D, Thomas S, Out-of-hours specialist and generalist palliative care service provision: An evidence review, Dublin, Ireland, 2019 url: https://www.hrb.ie/fileadmin/2._Plugin_related_files/Publications/2019_Publication_files/2019_HIE/Evidence_Centre/Out_Of_Hours_Specialist_and_Generalist_Palliative_Care_Service_Provision._An_evidence_review.pdf

Tiernan E, Ryan J, Casey M, Hale A, O'Reilly V, Devenish M, Whyte B, Hollingsworth S, Price O, Callanan I, Walsh D, Normand C, May P. A quasi-experimental evaluation of an intervention to increase palliative medicine referral in the emergency department., Journal of health services research & policy, 24, (3), 2019, p155-163. doi: 10.1177/1355819619839087

Storick V, O'Herlihy A, Abdelhafeez S, Ahmed R, May P, Improving palliative care with machine learning and routine data: a rapid review, HRB Open Research, 2019. doi: 10.12688/hrbopenres.12923.2

May P, Normand C, Del Fabbro E, Fine RL, Morrison RS, Ottewill I, Robinson C, Cassel JB., Economic Analysis of Hospital Palliative Care: Investigating Heterogeneity by Noncancer Diagnoses., MDM Policy Pract, 4, (2), 2019. doi: 10.1177/2381468319866451

May P, Garrido MM, Del Fabbro E, Noreika D, Normand C, Skoro N, Cassel JB., Evaluating Hospital Readmissions for Persons With Serious and Complex Illness: A Competing Risks Approach., Medical care research and review : MCRR, 2019

May P, Normand C, Cassel JB, et al. Economics of Palliative Care for Hospitalized Adults With Serious Illness: A Meta-analysis. JAMA internal medicine 2018;178(6):820-29. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.0750

Phair G, Agus A, Normand C, et al. Healthcare use, costs and quality of life in patients with end-stage kidney disease receiving conservative management: results from a multi-centre observational study (PACKS). Palliat Med. 2018 Sep;32(8):1401-1409. doi: 10.1177/0269216318775247

Nicholson E, Murphy T, Larkin P, et al. Findings From a Thematic Synthesis of Key Messages From a Palliative Care Research Network: The KINDLE Project. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Oct 25:1049909118806461. doi: 10.1177/1049909118806461. [Epub ahead of print]

May P, Cassel JB. Economic outcomes in palliative and end-of-life care: current state of affairs. Annals of palliative medicine 2018;7(Suppl 3):S244-s48. doi: 10.21037/apm.2018.06.06

Chang S, May P, Goldstein NE, et al. A Palliative Radiation Oncology Consult Service Reduces Total Costs During Hospitalization. Journal of pain and symptom management 2018;55(6):1452-58. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.03.005

Chang S, May P, Goldstein N, et al, A Palliative Radiation Oncology Consult Service’s impact on care of advanced cancer patients with symptomatic bone metastases, J Palliat Med. 2018 Apr;21(4):438-444. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0372

May P, Garrido MM, Del Fabbro E, et al, Does modality matter? Palliative care units associated with more cost-avoidance than consultations, J Pain Symp Manage. 2018 March 55(3): 766-773. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.08.011.

May P, McGarrigle C, Normand C, Passing on: the end of life experience of older adults in Ireland. December, 2017. TILDA, Dublin. Available: https://tilda.tcd.ie/publications/reports/pdf/Report_EndofLife.pdf

Penrod JD, Garrido MM, McKendrick K, et al, Characteristics of Hospitalized Cancer Patients Referred for Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation, J Palliat Med. 2017 Dec;20(12):1321-1326. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0111.

May P, Garrido MM, Aldridge MD, et al, Prospective Cohort Study of Hospitalized Adults With Advanced Cancer: Associations Between Complications, Comorbidity, and Utilization, J Hosp Med. 2017;12(6):407-13. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2745.

May P, Garrido MM, Cassel JB, et al., Cost analysis of a prospective multi-site cohort study of palliative care consultation teams for adults with advanced cancer: Where do cost-savings come from? Palliat Med, 2017 Apr;31(4):378-386, DOI

Brick A, Smith S, Normand C, et al., ‘Costs of formal and informal care in the last year of life for patients in receipt of specialist palliative care.’, Palliative Med, 2017 Apr;31(4):356-368, DOI.

May P, Morrison RS, Murtagh F. Current state of the economics of palliative and end-of-life care: A clinical view Palliat Med, 2017 Apr;31(4):293-295, DOI

Johnston BM, Normand C, May P. Economics of Palliative Care: Measuring the Full Value of an Intervention. J Palliat Med, 2017 Mar;20(3):222-224, DOI.

Selman LE, Daveson BA, Smith M, et al., ‘How empowering is hospital care for older people with advanced disease? Barriers and facilitators from a cross-national ethnography in England, Ireland and the USA.’, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5860377/ 

Johnston, BM. The application of economic evaluation techniques to studies of palliative and end-of-life care. In: J. Round (ed.). Care at the End of Life. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016, pp. 19–30.

May P & Normand C. Analyzing the impact of palliative care interventions on cost of hospitalization: practical guidance for choice of dependent variable, J Pain Symptom Manage, 2016 Jul;52(1):100-6, DOI.

May P, Garrido MM, Cassel JB, et al., Using length of stay to control for unobserved heterogeneity in cost analysis of observational data: issues of reliability, robustness and usefulness, Health Serv Res, 2016 Oct; 51(5): 2020–2043, DOI.

May P, Garrido MM, Cassel JB, et al., Palliative Care Teams’ Cost-Saving Effect Is Larger For Cancer Patients With Higher Numbers Of Comorbidities, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26733700/ 

May P, Garrido MM, Cassel JB, et al., Prospective Cohort Study of Hospital Palliative Care Teams for Inpatients With Advanced Cancer: Earlier Consultation Is Associated With Larger Cost-Saving Effect, J Clin Oncol, 2015 Sep 1;33(25):2745-52, DOI.

Brick A, Normand C, O'Hara S, et al., Economic Evaluation of Palliative Care in Ireland: Final Report, Dublin: Trinity College, 2015. DOI.

May P, Normand C, Morrison RS, Economic impact of hospital inpatient palliative care consultation: meta-review of current evidence and directions for future research, J Palliat Med, 2014 Sep;17(9):1054-63, DOI.

Smith S, Brick A, O'Hara S, et al., Evidence on the Cost and Cost-effectiveness of Palliative Care: A Literature Review, Palliat Med, 2014 Feb;28(2): 130-50 , Journal Article, DOI