Letters End of life care

End of life care—the buck stops here with doctors

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6608 (Published 12 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6608
  1. Jeffrey B Stephenson, consultant in palliative medicine1
  1. 1St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, Plymouth PL9 9XA, UK
  1. jeff.stephenson{at}stlukes-hospice.org.uk

Four months have elapsed since the report of the independent review of the Liverpool care pathway and the decision to phase out the pathway over six to 12 months.1 2 I am probably not alone in hearing from across my region that the pathway is largely no longer being used, leaving a vacuum in end of …

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