National Bereavement Survey (VOICES) by Area Deprivation, 2011

Source: Office for National Statistics, Statistical Bulletin

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Date of publication: June 2013

Publication type: Statistical Bulletin

In a nutshell: New analysis from the Office for National Statistics from the National Bereavement Survey 2011 (VOICES) has been published which shows an apparent link between deprivation and the quality of end of life care received.

Significantly more bereaved respondents of patients living in the least deprived areas rated the standard of overall end of life care as excellent (44%) compared with respondents of patients living in the most deprived areas (39%). Patients in the least deprived areas were also more likely to be treated with dignity and respect from services received in the community (district and community nurses and GPs) compared with patients in the most deprived areas. Moreover, respondents of patients who lived in the least deprived areas felt the patient had more choice about where they died compared with those patients that lived in the most deprived areas.

Length of publication: 16 pages

Acknowledgement: National Council for Palliative Care

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