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End of life care is more hospital-centric in England than in US, research finds

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 20 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i295
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The United States has the lowest proportion of over 65s with cancer who die in acute care hospitals, a comparison of seven developed countries published in JAMA has shown.1

The first international comparative study of care practices at the end of life compared Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and the US, using registry data from 2010.

End of life care was found to be more hospital-centric in Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, …

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