Only 5% of British people have made advance care plans, survey finds

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 13 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3073
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

Most people in Great Britain have not discussed or made any plans for when they die, increasing the likelihood that they will receive inappropriate care at the end of life, a new study has found.

The survey for the Dying Matters Coalition found that most people were leaving it too late to make their wishes known with regard to their end of life care. This created difficulties for families in making suitable arrangements and made it harder for them to cope with bereavement, the coalition said.

This is despite the fact that almost two thirds (63%) of respondents said …

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