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New report from Public Health England shows improvements in end of life care

The proportion of people dying at home or in care homes increased from 38 per cent in 2008 to 44 per cent in 2012, according to a new report on end of life care, What We Know Now, from Public Health England's National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (NEoLCIN).

The report also found there were large variations in the proportion of deaths in hospital between 2009 to 2011. Local authorities with highest and lowest rates ranged from 69 per cent in some areas to 38 per cent in others, although the reasons for this are complex.

The report brings together research during the past year from a wide range of research organisations and charities. It looks at the influence of marital status and ethnicity on place of death, patient experience, the role of community and palliative care and many other factors.

For more information and to download the report, see the following link;