Care homes could overtake hospitals as most common place to die, new research finds -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Care homes could overtake hospitals as most common place to die, new research finds

10/25/2017

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"The projected rise of deaths in care homes is striking and warns of the urgent need to ensure adequate bed capacity, resources and training of staff in palliative care in all care homes in the country", said lead author Anna Bone, researcher at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King's College London.