Marie Curie Cancer Care has an impact on end of life care in different ways.
The Nuffield Trust, commissioned by Marie Curie, recently published the first large study examining the impact of the Marie Curie Nursing Service on the hospital use and place of death of more than 29,000 patients. The study matched Marie Curie Nursing Service patients to controls who were similar in all respects, other than not being Marie Curie patients.
Among many findings, the report demonstrated that Marie Curie patients were twice as likely to die at home as matched controls - 77 per cent versus 35 per cent - and fewer than 8 per cent of Marie Curie patients died in hospital, compared to 41 per cent of matched controls.
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Visit the Nuffield Trust website for more information.
Marie Curie Chief Executive Dr Jane Collins talks about the Nuffield Trust report findings and what they tell us about the impact of the Marie Curie Nursing service on end of life care.
Michael Cooke, Head of Analytics in our Caring Services team, takes us through the data and what it means.
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