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The quality of death

The UK leads the world in quality of death. The UK has led the way in terms of its hospice care network and statutory involvement in end-of-life care, and ranks top of 40 countries measured, despite having a far-from-perfect healthcare system.

Many rich nations lag: these include Denmark (22nd), Italy (24th), Finland (28th) and South Korea (32nd). In these cases the quality and availability of care is often poor and policy co-ordination lacking. South Africa ranked 30.

[link url=http://www.eiu.com/site_info.asp?info_name=qualityofdeath_lienfoundation&page=noads]Full Economist Intelligence Unit report[/link]

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