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Hospices still outperform hospitals on quality of care at end of life

Bereaved people in England rate the care provided by hospitals at the end of their relative’s life lower than that provided by hospices, care homes, and services in the community, show the results of a survey published by the Office for National Statistics.1

Overall, 75% of bereaved people rated the quality of care of their relative or friend in the last three months of life as outstanding, excellent, or good and 10% as poor, found the annual national survey of bereaved people, VOICES (Views of Informal Carers—Evaluation of Services).

However, quality of care was rated lower when the patient died in hospital than when they died in other settings: […]

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Additional Titles
BMJ: British Medical Journal

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Type of Reference
Jour
Type of Work
Article
ISBN/ISSN
17561833
Resource Database
A9h academic search complete - exported 11/7/2016
Publication Year
2015
Issue Number
8017
Volume Number
351
Start Page
h3776-h3776