Source: The Nuffield Trust
Date of publication: September 2014
Publication type: Research report
In a nutshell: This report explores the cost of care at the end of life’ uses anonymised person-level datasets to estimate the costs at the end of life relating to GP contacts, community nursing, local authority-funded social care, hospice and hospital care. The research also explores whether reduced hospital activity and costs at the end of life were likely to be offset by increased care costs in other health and social care settings using the Marie Curie home-based palliative care nursing service. The results suggest that cost savings might be available if community-based support were made more widely available to help people to die in their own homes, where that was their preference.
Length of publication: 31p.