Letters Palliative care beyond cancer

Irish Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5843 (Published 19 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5843
  1. David Clark, professor and director1,
  2. Fiona Graham, specialty doctor in oncology2
  1. 1University of Glasgow, Dumfries Campus, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Rutherford/McCowan Building, Dumfries DG1 4ZL, UK
  2. 2Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries DG1 4AP
  1. david.clark{at}crichton.gla.ac.uk

Ellershaw and colleagues champion the importance of structured approaches to improving end of life care as part of the core business of hospitals.1

An audit of end of life care in 999 patients across 43 Irish hospitals, conducted as part of the Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme,2 found that …

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