Natalie Shlomo

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BACKGROUND Although in health services survey research we strive for a high response rate, this must be balanced against the need to recruit participants ethically and considerately, particularly in surveys with a sensitive nature. In survey research there are no established recommendations to guide recruitment approach and an 'opt-in' system that requires(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Health policy places emphasis on enabling patients to die in their place of choice, and increasing the proportion of home deaths. In this article, we seek to explore reported preferences for place of death and experiences of care in a population-based sample of deaths from all causes. DESIGN Self-completion post-bereavement survey. (More)
This paper is concerned with the challenge of allowing statistical analysis of confidential business data while maintaining confidentiality. The most widely-used approach to date is statistical disclosure control, which involves modifying or confidentialising data before releasing it to users. Newer proposed approaches include the release of multiply(More)
BACKGROUND End-of-life care (EOLC) is a key component in care of older people. However, evidence suggests that the oldest old (>85 years) are less likely to access specialist EOLC. OBJECTIVE The study's objective was to explore experiences of EOLC among the oldest old and determine their reported preference for place of death. DESIGN The study involved(More)