Source: Marie Curie Cancer Care
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.