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National Survey of Bereaved People (VOICES), 2013

Key findings

  • Overall quality of care has not changed significantly between 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • Quality of care was rated significantly lower for people who died in a hospital, compared to people dying at home, in a hospice or care home.
  • For those dying at home, the quality of coordination of care was rated significantly lower in 2013 compared to 2012.
  • The dignity and respect for patients shown by hospital nurses and hospice nurses has increased between 2011 and 2013.
  • Pain is relieved most effectively in the hospice setting (62%) and least effectively at home (18%).
  • Only one third of people (35%) who express a preference to die at home, actually die at home.
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