The oldest old and GP end-of-life care in the Dutch community: a nationwide study.
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Age and ageing, Volume 39, Issue 6, p.716-22 (2010)
Keywords:Age Distribution, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Eurosentimelc, Family Practice, Female, General Practice, Health Care Surveys, Heart Failure, Humans, Logistic Models, Male, Neoplasms, Netherlands, Palliative Care, Patient Preference, Terminal Care
Provision of adequate care for the oldest old is increasingly crucial, given the current ageing trends. This study explores differences in end-of-life care of the oldest (≥85 years) versus the younger (65-84 years) old; testing the hypothesis that age could be an independent correlate of receiving specialised palliative care services (SPCS), having palliative-centred treatment and dying in a preferred place.