Report on public health approach to improve end-of-life care

Using a public health approach to improve end-of-life care: results and discussion of a health needs assessment undertaken in a large city in northern England

This extract was taken from BMJ Support Palliat Care doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000662

“A detailed health needs assessment (HNA) for end-of-life care (EoLC) services was led by public health in Leeds to inform a commissioning strategy. To answer the question: are we delivering the best possible EoLC services within the resources available? Mixed methods were used with three approaches: epidemiological, corporate and comparative” …

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