Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)
Peer reviewed scientific article
AuthorsLeemans,K.; Van den Block,L.; Bilsen,J.; Cohen,J.; Nicole Boffin; Deliens,L.
BACKGROUND: While increasing attention is being paid to enabling terminal patients to remain at home until death, limited information is available on the circumstances in which people at home actually die. Therefore this study aims to describe patient characteristics, functional and cognitive status and physical and psychological symptom burden in the last three months of life among Belgian patients dying at home, according to their GPs. METHODS: In 2005, a nationwide and retrospective interview study with GPs took place on people dying at home in Belgium as reported by Sentinel Network of …