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Hospital at home: home-based end of life care.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: The policy in a number of countries is to provide people with a terminal illness the choice of dying at home. This policy is supported by surveys indicating that the general public and patients with a terminal illness would prefer to receive end of life care at home. OBJECTIVES: To determine if providing home-based end of life care reduces the likelihood of dying in hospital and what effect this has on patients' symptoms, quality of life, health service costs and care givers compa...

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10.1002/14651858.cd009231

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division,
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Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Issue:
7
Pages:
CD009231
Publication date:
2011
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EISSN:
1469-493X
ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:94e74e27-164a-4020-9a03-f2f86629cb4f
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164000
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pubs:164000

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