Advancing the case for free social care at the end of life – Macmillan Cancer Support
According to this report the NHS could save approximately £69 million a year by providing community care to allow cancer patients in England to die at home instead of in hospital. It sets out the economic and moral case for providing free social care to people at the end of life. It also finds that three in four health professionals believe the vast majority of cancer patients in hospital in the last few days of life would have no medical need to be there if there were alternative community-based services available.
Source: The Kings Fund Health Management and Policy Alert 8.7.14