What mediates end-of-life care choices?

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Bloomer, MJ
Walshe, C
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In The Lancet Public Health, Joanna Davies and colleagues examine the relationship between socioeconomic position and receipt of hospital-based care towards the end of life for older people,1 showing that lower wealth is associated with increased hospital admissions in the last 2 years of life and a higher probability of death in hospital. This is an important contribution to the literature as it adds weight to the growing understanding of the importance of non-clinical factors such as socioeconomic status to patterns and quality of health care and its usage. These factors have been brought into sharp focus during the COVID-19 syndemic, recognising the biological and social interactions that are important for prognosis, treatment, and health policy.2

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The Lancet Public Health
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6
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© The Author(s) 2021. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Bloomer, MJ; Walshe, C, What mediates end-of-life care choices?, The Lancet Public Health, 2021, 6 (3), pp. e139-e140
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