PARRY, R. ... et al, 2013. Rapid evidence review: pathways focused on the dying phase in end of life care and their key components. Nottingham: University of Nottingham.
This report presents a rapid review of published peer reviewed research about end of life care pathways focused on the dying phase. In particular it examines evidence in relation to use of such pathways in hospitals. Our intention is to provide clear information for stakeholders charged with considering whether any change in current policy and practice is required.
This report was commissioned for the Independent Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.
The Department of Health, and the National End of Life Care Programme.