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The oldest old and GP end-of-life care in the Dutch community: a nationwide study

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  • Ebun Abarshi
  • Michael A Echteld
  • Lieve Van den Block
  • Gé Donker
  • Luc Deliens
  • Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2010
<mark>Journal</mark>Age and Ageing
Issue number6
Volume39
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)716-722
StatePublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Provision of adequate care for the oldest old is increasingly crucial, given the current ageing trends. This study explores differences in end-of-life care of the oldest (≥85 years) versus the younger (65-84 years) old; testing the hypothesis that age could be an independent correlate of receiving specialised palliative care services (SPCS), having palliative-centred treatment and dying in a preferred place.