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Place of death in the population dying from diseases indicative of palliative care need: a cross-national population-level study in 14 countries

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title = "Place of death in the population dying from diseases indicative of palliative care need: a cross-national population-level study in 14 countries ",
abstract = "Background Studying where people die across countries can serve as an evidence base for health policy on end-of-life care. This study describes the place of death of people who died from diseases indicative of palliative care need in 14 countries, the association of place of death with cause of death, sociodemographic and healthcare availability characteristics in each country and the extent to which these characteristics explain country differences in the place of death.Methods Death certificate data for all deaths in 2008 (age ≥1 year) in Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, England, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain (Andalusia), the USA and Wales caused by cancer, heart/renal/liver failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diseases of the nervous system or HIV/AIDS were linked with national or regional healthcare statistics (N=2 220 997).Results 13% (Canada) to 53% (Mexico) of people died at home and 25% (the Netherlands) to 85% (South Korea) died in hospital. The strength and direction of associations between home death and cause of death, sociodemographic and healthcare availability factors differed between countries. Differences between countries in home versus hospital death were only partly explained by differences in these factors.Conclusions The large differences between countries in and beyond Europe in the place of death of people in potential need of palliative care are not entirely attributable to sociodemographic characteristics, cause of death or availability of healthcare resources, which suggests that countries{\textquoteright} palliative and end-of-life care policies may influence where people die.",
author = "Lara Pivodic and Koen Pardon and Lucas Morin and Addington-hall, {Julia M.} and Guido Miccinesi and Marylou Cardenas-Turanzas and Onwuteaka-Philipsen, {Bregje D.} and Wayne Naylor and Ramos, {Miguel Ruiz} and {Van den Block}, Lieve and Wilson, {Donna M.} and Martin Loucka and Agnes Csikos and Rhee, {Yong Joo} and Joan Teno and Luc Deliens and Dirk Houttekier and Joachim Cohen and {EURO IMPACT}",
year = "2016",
doi = "10.1136/jech-2014-205365",
language = "English",
volume = "70",
pages = "17--24",
journal = "Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health",
issn = "0143-005X",
publisher = "BMJ Publishing Group",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Place of death in the population dying from diseases indicative of palliative care need

T2 - a cross-national population-level study in 14 countries

AU - Pivodic, Lara

AU - Pardon, Koen

AU - Morin, Lucas

AU - Addington-hall, Julia M.

AU - Miccinesi, Guido

AU - Cardenas-Turanzas, Marylou

AU - Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje D.

AU - Naylor, Wayne

AU - Ramos, Miguel Ruiz

AU - Van den Block, Lieve

AU - Wilson, Donna M.

AU - Loucka, Martin

AU - Csikos, Agnes

AU - Rhee, Yong Joo

AU - Teno, Joan

AU - Deliens, Luc

AU - Houttekier, Dirk

AU - Cohen, Joachim

AU - EURO IMPACT

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - Background Studying where people die across countries can serve as an evidence base for health policy on end-of-life care. This study describes the place of death of people who died from diseases indicative of palliative care need in 14 countries, the association of place of death with cause of death, sociodemographic and healthcare availability characteristics in each country and the extent to which these characteristics explain country differences in the place of death.Methods Death certificate data for all deaths in 2008 (age ≥1 year) in Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, England, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain (Andalusia), the USA and Wales caused by cancer, heart/renal/liver failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diseases of the nervous system or HIV/AIDS were linked with national or regional healthcare statistics (N=2 220 997).Results 13% (Canada) to 53% (Mexico) of people died at home and 25% (the Netherlands) to 85% (South Korea) died in hospital. The strength and direction of associations between home death and cause of death, sociodemographic and healthcare availability factors differed between countries. Differences between countries in home versus hospital death were only partly explained by differences in these factors.Conclusions The large differences between countries in and beyond Europe in the place of death of people in potential need of palliative care are not entirely attributable to sociodemographic characteristics, cause of death or availability of healthcare resources, which suggests that countries’ palliative and end-of-life care policies may influence where people die.

AB - Background Studying where people die across countries can serve as an evidence base for health policy on end-of-life care. This study describes the place of death of people who died from diseases indicative of palliative care need in 14 countries, the association of place of death with cause of death, sociodemographic and healthcare availability characteristics in each country and the extent to which these characteristics explain country differences in the place of death.Methods Death certificate data for all deaths in 2008 (age ≥1 year) in Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, England, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain (Andalusia), the USA and Wales caused by cancer, heart/renal/liver failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diseases of the nervous system or HIV/AIDS were linked with national or regional healthcare statistics (N=2 220 997).Results 13% (Canada) to 53% (Mexico) of people died at home and 25% (the Netherlands) to 85% (South Korea) died in hospital. The strength and direction of associations between home death and cause of death, sociodemographic and healthcare availability factors differed between countries. Differences between countries in home versus hospital death were only partly explained by differences in these factors.Conclusions The large differences between countries in and beyond Europe in the place of death of people in potential need of palliative care are not entirely attributable to sociodemographic characteristics, cause of death or availability of healthcare resources, which suggests that countries’ palliative and end-of-life care policies may influence where people die.

U2 - 10.1136/jech-2014-205365

DO - 10.1136/jech-2014-205365

M3 - Journal article

VL - 70

SP - 17

EP - 24

JO - Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

JF - Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

SN - 0143-005X

ER -