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Commentary on: Teggi, D. Care homes as hospices for the prevalent form of dying: An analysis of long-term care provision towards the end of life in England. Soc Sci Med 2020;260:113150.
Implications for practice and research
Current end-of-life care (EOLC) policy needs to recognise the predictors of long-term care (LTC) provision and address the central role of care homes for older people with non-malignant conditions.
Future research needs to focus on the development of public health models of LTC and EOLC.
For older people in the UK, death is often preceded by a protracted period of ill health.1 This study investigated patterns of LTC and EOLC provision in old age by examining the relationship between chronic health conditions, place of care and dying. Older adults who receive LTC in the period prior to death …
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