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121 A Retrospective Audit of End-of-Life Care in Patients with Non-Malignant, Chronic Respiratory Disease Dying in Hospital
  1. GM Whyte and
  2. CM Littlewood
  1. Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Merseyside

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In recent years there has been an increasing awareness of the needs of patients dying from chronic diseases, other than cancer. The available literature suggests that patients dying from non-malignant disease experience a similar degree of symptom distress to cancer patients. Respiratory disease is the third commonest cause of death in the UK. It accounts for approximately …

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