Place of death

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Number and proportion of deaths by place of occurrence

This is a Key Performance Indicator for end of life care. It focuses on place of death, namely 'usual place of residence', as a proxy marker for quality. 'Usual place of residence' includes deaths that occurred at home, care home or religious establishment. The number and proportion of deaths that occurred at home, hospital, care home and hospice are also presented. Figures are based on death registration information collected by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The indicator is produced quarterly on a rolling 12-month basis for all Strategic Clinical Networks, PHE Centres, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Authorities in England. Historical data is available for Primary Care Organisations up to 2012-13. Updates add the most recent quarter of data and drop the oldest. Data is publically available approximately 5 months after the end of each quarter. Survey data suggests that many people would, given the choice, prefer to die at home and few wish to die in hospital.

From April 2016, data for specific places of death have been produced for all recorded deaths with no exclusions. The death in usual place of residence figures are produced with deaths from external causes excluded.

Recent trends in place of death in England

A resource which supports the information above and includes charts using the data from the ONS place of death statistics.

Number and proportion of deaths by place of occurrence

 

 

 

 

 

Recent trends in place of death in England

Deaths at home from all causes: indirectly standardised rate, all ages, 3-year average, MFP

The proportion of deaths from all causes (ICD – 10 A00-Y99) that occur at home
The NHS IC Indicator Portal

Deaths at home from all causes: percent, all ages, 3-year average, MFP

The proportion of deaths from all causes (ICD-10 Aoo-Y99) that occur at home.
The NHS IC Indicator Portal

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