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Hospital remains most common place of death for cancer patients in England
Date:3/26/2013

In England, hospital is still the most common place for patients with cancer to die but an increase in home and hospice deaths since 2005 suggests that the National End of Life Care Programme (a Programme to promote the rollout of national end-of-life care initiatives) has helped more people to die at their preferred place of death, according to a UK study funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (NIHR HS&DR) Programme, published in this week's PLOS Medicine.

In a large analysis led by Dr Wei Gao and Professor Irene Higginson from King's College London, the authors used death registration data collected by the Office of National Statistics to identify all 2.28 million adult cancer deaths in England between 1993 and 2010.

Throughout the study period, the authors found that hospital was the commonest place of death48% of cancer deathswhereas 24.5% deaths of cancer patients occurred at home and 16.4% occurred in hospices.

However, the authors found that the proportion of home deaths increased after 2005 whereas the proportion of hospital deaths declined. The proportion of deaths in hospices also increased over the study period. The National End of Life Care Programme in England was launched in November 2004.

Importantly, the authors also found that being single, widowed or divorced was linked with a higher chance of dying in hospital than being married. Being aged over 75 years was also linked to a higher chance of dying in hospital than in younger age groups although older people were more likely to die at home or in a hospice after 2006 than in earlier periods. Cancer type also played an important role in place of death: for example, patients who died from blood or lung cancer were more likely to die in hospital than patients with colorectal cancer throughout the study period.

The authors say: "This large-scale, population-based study found that hospitals re
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