Quality of health care the last week of life - a registry study
In Sweden, more than 90,000 people die each year and it is estimated that four out of five need palliative care. Patients at the end of life are cared for and die in various forms of care settings including hospitals, instutions and at home receiving both specialized and non-specialized palliative care. Regardless of the place and type of care, symptom relief is a central goal for palliative care. There is a need to examine what characterizes patients and the care they receive during their last time in life in various forms of care.