NICE quality standard for end-of-life care

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Quality standard for end of life care for adults
This quality standard includes 15 statements for the care of adults (18 years and older) with advanced, progressive, or incurable conditions who are approaching the end of their life and are expected to die within the next 12 months. The end of life definition also includes adults with existing conditions who are at risk of dying from a sudden, acute crisis in their condition, or those with life-threatening acute conditions caused by sudden catastrophic events. It also covers support for the families and carers of such people.

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