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Social care: 81 people a day die waiting for support in England, charity claims

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 21 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6653
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

In the 30 months between the last and upcoming election, an estimated 74 000 people will have died waiting for social care in England, according to a new report from Age UK.

The charity said this is equivalent to 81 people a day or three an hour between 8 June 2017 to 12th December 2019.

It also estimated that a total of 1 725 000 unmet requests will have been made by …

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