Rapid evidence review: pathways focused on the dying phase in end of life care and their key components

Document type
Literature review
Parry, Ruth; Seymour, Jane; Whittaker, Betty
Department of Health
Date of publication
15 March 2013
Health Services, Older Adults
Social welfare
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This report presents a rapid review of published peer reviewed research about end of life care pathways focused on the dying phase. In particular it examines evidence in relation to use of such pathways in hospitals. The intention is to provide clear information for stakeholders charged with considering whether any change in current policy and practice is required.