Death and dying in Wales: An analysis of inconsistencies in access to specialist palliative care and hospital activity in the last year of life

Source: Marie Curie Cancer Care

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Date of publication: December 2014

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report analyses data from the NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) regarding people who are recorded as having received specialist palliative care prior to their death for everyone who died in Wales in 2012. It reveals some striking findings relating to admissions and bed days in the last year of life and access to palliative care according to the cause of death and age, yet a smaller role for deprivation than anticipated.

Length of publication: 23p.

 

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