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NIHR Signal A person’s preferred place to die often goes unrecorded in their notes
Most people say they do not want to die in hospital, but most people do die there. Where wishes are recorded, care is usually better. The preference was not thought to have been recorded for over 80% of people towards the end of life, in this study. People whose family knew they had a preferred place of death recorded by healthcare staff in England were more likely to avoid dying in hospital. They also had better home care support, quality of life and pain relief during the last three months of...
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