End of life care

The government-based Office for Health Improvement and Disparities has produced a palliative and end of life care factsheet covering dementia as well as other conditions.  The factsheet describes patterns of care near the end of life for four of the six conditions that will be included in the government’s forthcoming Major Conditions Strategy – dementia, cancer, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease.  Statistics are provided in the document such as number of deaths, number of hospital admissions in the months before death, and place of death.