England: Terminally ill should be let die at home - report

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Two thirds of the half million people who die in England every year are over 75, most often after a chronic illness. About 60% of these deaths occur in acute hospital care, though "there is no clinical need" for the person to be there, says a report from the Public Accounts Committee.

"It is appalling that people dying in hospital are not always being given the end-of-life care they deserve," Chairman Leigh said, "including effective pain management and being treated with dignity and respect."

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Source:

Bowcott, Owen. "Terminally ill should be let die at home - report". Guardian. Thursday 14 May 2009 08.44 BST. <www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/may/14/ end-of-life-care-report-nhs>. Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9GU.

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Tags (or keywords) briefly indicate some major topics of the report.

  • England

  • hospital death

  • home death

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