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1 Office for National Statistics, Additional analysis from the National Bereavement Survey (VOICES) 2011. Place of death based on death certificates. Where cause of death was cancer; 59% of bereaved relatives responding to the survey stated that the deceased had named a preferred place of death. Of those expressing a preference, and who died in hospital; 64% had wanted to die at home, 11% had wanted to die in a hospice, 15% had wanted to die somewhere else, and 9% had wanted to die in hospital.
2 House of Commons and House of Lords Joint Committee on the Draft Care and Support Bill (2013) Draft Care and Support Bill report
3 Office for National Statistics, Additional analysis from the National Bereavement Survey (VOICES) 2011.
4 There is an estimated potential net saving of £958 per person who dies in the community rather than in hospital. National End of Life Care Programme & National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (2012): What do we know now that we didn’t know a year ago?
5 Macmillan Cancer Support/ICM online survey of 155 UK health professionals who treat people living with cancer (55 GPs, 50 oncologists and 50 cancer clinical nurse specialists). Fieldwork conducted September 2012. Survey results are unweighted. 86% said that providing free social care for people at the end of life, to enable them to die at home, would save the NHS money through for example, facilitating swifter discharge and reducing unplanned emergency admissions.
Source: Macmillan Cancer Support
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