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Dying at home during the pandemic.

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Authors

Higginson, Irene J 
Brooks, David 

Abstract

Data from the Office for National Statistics show that covid-19 was responsible for most of the 76 000 excess deaths during 2020 in England and Wales, with only around 2000 attributable to other causes. The number of deaths from all causes in private homes increased by about one third to 167 000 in 2020, compared with an average of 125 000 between 2015 and 2019.

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Keywords

COVID-19, Cause of Death, General Practitioners, Home Care Services, Humans, Noncommunicable Diseases, Patient Preference, Physician's Role, SARS-CoV-2, Terminal Care, United Kingdom

Journal Title

BMJ

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Journal ISSN

0959-8146
1756-1833

Volume Title

373

Publisher

BMJ

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Publisher's own licence