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REasons for PalLIative Care Admissions (REPLICA)

This study provides a qualitative exploration of emergency department staff perspectives on reasons for and the experience of admission of those with palliative care needs into an acute trust in order to examine the decision making processes that lead to the admission or discharge of these patients.

Funded by:

West Midlands CRN

Research team members:

Chief Investigator: Rebecca Burt, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) and Cara Bailey, University of Birmingham

Local Researcher: Azra Arif (UHCW)

CIs: Anne Young, University of Warwick; John MacArtney, University of Warwick


Marion Evans, NIHR; Kitchen Richard, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, UHCW; Jane Sausman, PPI


September 2018 – December 2021 


John I MacArtney

john dot macartney at warwick dot ac dot uk