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GPs shy away from discussing what end of life care they would like

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4894 (Published 19 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4894
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    A survey has found that GPs are no better than the general public at discussing what care they would like at the end of their life.

    The survey, conducted by the healthcare think tank the King’s Fund, found that two thirds (68%) of 501 GPs questioned have not discussed the type of end of life care they would like with their own doctor, family, or friends.

    Only 5% of GPs said they had written a living will or advance care plan; less than half …

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