Report calls for more care for people wanting to die at home

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:248
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    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. …

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