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76 Why do Hospice Patients Die in Hospital? A Retrospective Survey of Practice in East Kent
  1. A Thornsa,
  2. C. Butlerb and
  3. P Dandb
  1. a Pilgrims Hospice and East Kent NHS Trust, Margate, Kent, UK.
  2. b Pilgrims Hospice and East Kent NHS Trust, Canterbury, Kent, UK.

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It is known that the majority of palliative care patients would rather avoid dying in hospital. This preference is a concern that is acknowledged by healthcare providers.


The study aimed to identify the reasons for admission and death in hospital, enabling the development of plans to be put into place, to avoid this occurring in …

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