Deeble Issues Brief No. 26: Integrated information networks to support end-of-life care in general practice

The majority of end-of-life care is provided in the community by general practitioners and other primary care services, whether they recognise end-of-life or not.

This Issues Brief from the Deeble Institute of Health Policy Research makes a number of recommendations which will be essential to addressing the gaps in our knowledge of end-of-life care in general practice.

These include the need for data collection relating to end-of-life care in general practice, identifying benchmarks for end-of-life care in general practice and the development of an integrated information network to address the knowledge gap in the primary care management of people in the final 12 months of life.