Do social factors affect where patients die: an analysis of 10 years of cancer deaths in England.

Abstract

BACKGROUND This study investigated whether indices of social deprivation were related to the proportion of cancer patients who died at home. METHODS Data were derived from death registrations for all cancer deaths 1985-1994 in England. Two indices of deprivation (Underprivileged Area Score (UPA), or Jarman, and Townsend scores) were calculated for each… (More)

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