What we know now 2013

New information collated by the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network

Published: 4 November 2013

What we know now 2013

PHE's National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (NEoLCIN) works with partner organisations to collect, analyse and present end of life care intelligence from a wide variety of sources. This report summarises the key findings of the network and its partners over the last year. Although much of the research has been published previously, this is the first time it has been brought together in one place.

Key findings from the report include:

  • the proportion of people dying at home or in care homes increased from 38 per cent in 2008 to 44 per cent in 2012, reflecting the desires of many people to stay at home to die
  • there are large variations in the proportion of deaths in hospital by local authority area, though the reasons for this are complex

The report also looks at the influence of factors such as marital status and ethnicity on place of death, patient experience, the role of community and palliative care.

Download the report, What we know now 2013

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