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General practitioner awareness of preferred place of death and correlates of dying in a preferred place: a nationwide mortality follow-back study in the Netherlands

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General practitioner awareness of preferred place of death and correlates of dying in a preferred place : a nationwide mortality follow-back study in the Netherlands. / Abarshi, Ebun; Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje; Donker, Gé et al.

In: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Vol. 38, No. 4, 10.2009, p. 568-577.

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Abarshi, E, Onwuteaka-Philipsen, B, Donker, G, Echteld, M, Van den Block, L & Deliens, L 2009, 'General practitioner awareness of preferred place of death and correlates of dying in a preferred place: a nationwide mortality follow-back study in the Netherlands', Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 568-577. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2008.12.007

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Abarshi, E., Onwuteaka-Philipsen, B., Donker, G., Echteld, M., Van den Block, L., & Deliens, L. (2009). General practitioner awareness of preferred place of death and correlates of dying in a preferred place: a nationwide mortality follow-back study in the Netherlands. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 38(4), 568-577. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2008.12.007

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Abarshi E, Onwuteaka-Philipsen B, Donker G, Echteld M, Van den Block L, Deliens L. General practitioner awareness of preferred place of death and correlates of dying in a preferred place: a nationwide mortality follow-back study in the Netherlands. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2009 Oct;38(4):568-577. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2008.12.007

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Abarshi, Ebun ; Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje ; Donker, Gé et al. / General practitioner awareness of preferred place of death and correlates of dying in a preferred place : a nationwide mortality follow-back study in the Netherlands. In: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2009 ; Vol. 38, No. 4. pp. 568-577.

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abstract = "To improve the quality of end-of-life care, general practitioner (GP) awareness of where their patients prefer to die is important. To examine GP awareness of patients' preferred place of death (POD), associated patient- and care-related characteristics, and the congruence between preferred and actual POD in The Netherlands, a mortality follow-back study was conducted between January 2005 and December 2006. Standardized registration forms were used to collect data on all nonsudden deaths (n=637) by means of the Dutch Sentinel Network, a nationally representative network of general practices. Forty-six percent of patients had GPs who were not aware of their preferred POD. Of those whose GPs were aware, 88% had preferred to die in a private or care home, 10% in a hospice or palliative care unit, and 2% in a hospital. GPs were informed by the patients themselves in 84% of cases. Having financial status {"}above average,{"} a life-prolongation or palliative care goal, and using specialist palliative care services were associated with higher GP-awareness odds. Four-fifth of patients with known preferred POD died there. There is a potential for improving GP awareness of patients' preferred POD. Such awareness is enhanced when palliation is an active part of end-of-life care. The hospital is the POD least preferred by dying patients.",
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