How many people will need palliative care in 2040? Past trends, future projections and implications for services

Source: BMC Medicine 2017; 15 (1): 102

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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

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