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112 The First National Audit of Care of the Dying in England Using the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) — Organisational Profile of Participating Hospitals
  1. M Gambles,
  2. T McGlinchey,
  3. D Murphy and
  4. J Ellershaw
  1. Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute, Liverpool, UK

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Background

The Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) has been promoted as best practice in the dying phase. Use of this framework is widespread nationally. The LCP is a standardised, goal driven, structured template of care for ‘expected’ deaths. It is amenable to comparative audit. The Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute, Liverpool (MCPCIL), in collaboration with the RCP, have undertaken a national …

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