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Letters A good death

Dying on the acute take can be improved

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 29 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:652
  1. Suzie Gillon, senior house officer, general medicine (,
  2. Kathryn Mannix, consultant in palliative care,
  3. David A Price, consultant in acute medicine (and infectious diseases)
  1. Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP

    Although it may be preferable to predict outcomes and allow for death in the community, numerous patients with chronic illnesses in whom death may be expected or patients with severe and significant comorbidites will be admitted to acute medicine.1

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