Place of death

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Number and proportion of deaths by place of occurrence

This is a 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. Updates add the most recent quarter of data and drop the oldest. Data is publically available approximately three 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. Historical data from the last ten years is available from the End of Life Care Profiles.

Number and proportion of deaths by place of occurrence

 

 

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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