Is individual educational level related to end-of-life care use? Results from a nationwide retrospective cohort study in Belgium.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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BACKGROUND: Educational level has repeatedly been identified as an important determinant of access to health care, but little is known about its influence on end-of-life care use.OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between individual educational attainment and end-of-life care use and to assess the importance of individual educational attainment in explaining differential end-of-life care use.RESEARCH DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study via a nationwide sentinel network of general practitioners (GPs; SENTI-MELC Study) provided data on end-of-life care utilization. Multilevel analysis w…

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