Reaching out to hospital patients at the end of life

A fascinating blog post this week from David Clark on the Dumfries and Galloway Health blog. David and colleagues wanted to  to establish what proportion of people in hospital at any one time are in the last year of life. The study looked at inpatient numbers in 25 hospitals across Scotland on one single day and compared this with data from national death registers. The results are very interesting, as are the implications and also the media reaction to the research. 

Reaching out to hospital patients at the end of life  by David Clark  on the Dumfries and Galloway Health Blog

 

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Working in local gov, managing a frontline service for families. I love Shropshire, love family and love information and blog about all three. There is also the occasional mention of cake and caek.

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