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Letters Scrapping of Liverpool care pathway

We need more care, less pathway at the end of life

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 14 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4956
  1. Oscar J L Mitchell, junior doctor1
  1. 1Royal Derby Hospital, Derby DE22 3NE, UK
  1. oscarmitchell{at}

Hawkes’s article on the recent review of the Liverpool care pathway (LCP) did not fairly represent several of the constructive and important changes that were suggested by the review.1

The review has recommended several changes which will apply to the pathway until it is phased out. Whenever possible, patients and families must be consulted before starting a …

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