Actual and Preferred Place of Death of Home-Dwelling Patients in Four European Countries: Making Sense of Quality Indicators
De Roo, Maaike L × Miccinesi, Guido Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje D Van Den Noortgate, Nele Van den Block, Lieve Bonacchi, Andrea Donker, Gé A Lozano Alonso, Jose E Moreels, Sarah Deliens, Luc Francke, Anneke L and on behalf of EURO IMPACT #
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PLoS One vol:9 issue:4 pages:e93762
Dying at home and dying at the preferred place of death are advocated to be desirable outcomes of palliative care. More insight is needed in their usefulness as quality indicators. Our objective is to describe whether "the percentage of patients dying at home" and "the percentage of patients who died in their place of preference" are feasible and informative quality indicators.