publication . Article . Review . 2003

Place of Death and Use of Health Services in the Last Year of Life

Julia Addington-Hall; Chris Todd; Gunn Grande; Angela McKerral;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2003
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
AIM: To investigate whether health service input in the last year of life differs between cancer patients who die at home versus those dying in inpatient care. METHODS: Post hoc exploratory case-control study of 127 home deaths and 200 inpatient deaths. Retrospective electronic record linkage of patients' community and inpatient care during the last year of life. RESULTS: Patients who died at home began their home nursing care closer to death than those who died as inpatients. Their first contact with inpatient hospice care began further from death. Before their final month, home death patients also had more specialist and district nursing than patients who died...
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free text keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2900, Nursing(all), /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2739, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3306, Health(social science), /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3600, Health Professions(all), General Medicine, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, First contact, Home nursing, Health services, Nursing, Record linkage, Inpatient care, Post hoc, business.industry, business, Place of death, District nurse
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