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Palliative care in the UK 

Palliative care in the UK
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Palliative care in the UK
Author(s):

Nancy Preston

and Katherine Froggatt

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199332342.003.0074
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date: 12 November 2018

As the delivery of healthcare has been devolved down to the four countries—England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland—there are therefore differences in budgets, priorities, and regulatory processes that shape how palliative care is delivered. Each of the nations in the United Kingdom has developed its own palliative care strategy that reflects these differences, and they commonly promote the use of the three tools and approaches: an integrated care pathway, the Gold Standards framework, and advance care planning.

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