More people in England are dying at home

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 04 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6634
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1BMJ

The proportion of people dying at home or in care homes in England rose from 38% in 2008 to 44% in 2012, says a report from Public Health England.1

About 450 000 people die in England each year, but the proportion dying in hospital has been gradually falling since 2005. In 2012 just under 200 000 people died at home or in a care home, up from 175 000 in 2008, …

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