Heterogeneity and changes in preferences for dying at home: a systematic review

@inproceedings{Gomes2013HeterogeneityAC,
  title={Heterogeneity and changes in preferences for dying at home: a systematic review},
  author={B{\'a}rbara M. Gomes and Natalia Monteiro Calanzani and Marjolein H Gysels and Sue L Hall and Irene J Higginson},
  booktitle={BMC palliative care},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Home-based models of hospice and palliative care are promoted with the argument that most people prefer to die at home. We examined the heterogeneity in preferences for home death and explored, for the first time, changes of preference with illness progression. METHODS We searched for studies on adult preferences for place of care at the end of life or place of death in MEDLINE (1966-2011), EMBASE (1980-2011), psycINFO (1967-2011), CINAHL (1982-2011), six palliative care journals… CONTINUE READING
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