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Things have improved

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 15 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1017
  1. P Stone,
  2. C Phillips,
  3. A Mabbott,
  4. P Langstone
  1. Royal London Hospital Trust, London E1 1BB

    EDITOR, - Mina Mills and colleagues paint a grim picture of the quality of care of dying patients in Scottish teaching hospitals in 1983.1 They conclude by exhorting the medical profession to “implement practical steps to facilitate high quality care of the dying” and to transmit the knowledge and skills of the hospice movement into all settings. While we agree that these findings are still relevant to current clinical practice, we believe that the situation has improved …

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