This report summarises findings from a study – which was commissioned by the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network – following more than 73,000 people using publicly funded health and social care services during the last months of life. Variations between local areas in the care received at the end of life are revealed. This report indicates that properly funded social care could often prevent the need for avoidable hospital admissions.
Understanding patterns of health and social care at the end of life. London: Nuffield Trust, October 2012.
There is also an Executive Summary.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].