End of life time spent in preferred home or community setting still increasing despite fast growing demand

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John Robertson
End of life time spent in preferred home or community setting still increasing despite fast growing demand

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Health-and-Social-Community-Care/Publications/2018-10-09/2018-10-09-End-of-Life-Summary.pdf?19115847350 There were 57 883 deaths registered in 2017, 1,155 (2%) more than in 2016. Despite this increase in demand, NHS Scotland and community care services still managed to increase the number of days spent in the home or community setting, preferred by most patients and families. For those who died in 2017/18, 87.9% of their last six months, up from 85.35% in 2010/11, was spent either at home or in a community setting, giving easier access for family members.…

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John Robertson
End of life time spent in preferred home or community setting still increasing despite fast growing demand