Transitions between health care settings in the final three months of life in four EU countries

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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BACKGROUND: Transitions between care settings may be related to poor quality in end-of-life care. Yet there is a lack of cross-national population-based data on transitions at the end of life. METHOD: International mortality follow-back study with data collection in Belgium, Netherlands, Italy and Spain (2009-11) via existing representative epidemiological surveillance networks of general practitioners (GPs). All general practitioners reported weekly, on a standardized registration form, every deceased patient (>/=18 years) in their practice and identified those who died ‘non-suddenly’. …

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