Source: BMC Medicine 2017; 15 (1): 102
Date of publication: May 2017
Publication type: Journal Article
In a nutshell: This article projects that the number of people requiring palliative care over the next 25 years is likely to increase substantially, requiring a shift in healthcare priorities in England and Wales. By 2040, at least 160,000 more people each year are likely to have palliative care needs, including pain management of chronic illnesses and end-of-life care at hospitals, hospices, and at home.
Length of publication: 10 pages