Dying in the hospital setting: end-of-life care that patients and their families describe as being important

Virdun, C. et al. Palliative Medicine. Published online: December 8 2016

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Background: Despite most expected deaths occurring in hospital, optimal end-of-life care is not available for all in this setting.

Conclusion: Consumer narratives help to provide a clearer direction as to what is important for hospital end-of-life care. Systems are needed to enable optimal end-of-life care, in accordance with consumer priorities, and embedded into routine hospital care.

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