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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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Background

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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