Report calls for more care for people wanting to die at homeBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7460.248-b (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:248
- Zosia Kmietowicz
More needs to be done to allow people who wish to die at home to be able to do so, says a report from the House of Commons Health Committee.
Although 56% of people who are terminally ill say they would prefer to die at home, currently only 20% do, says the report on palliative care. Most terminally ill people (56%) die in hospital under the care of generalists.
“The right to a good death should be fundamental,” said David Hinchliffe, chairman of the committee. …