Recognising patients who will die in the near future: a nationwide study via the Dutch Sentinel Network of GPs

Abarshi, Ebun; Echteld, Michael A.; Van den Block, Lieve; Donker, Gé A.; Deliens, Luc; Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje D.
June 2011
British Journal of General Practice;Jun2011, Vol. 61 Issue 587, p401
Academic Journal
The article discusses a nationwide study via the Dutch Sentinel Network of general physicians (GP) which explored issues related to recognising patients who will die in the near future. The 2008 study examined how long before death do GPs recognise patients likely to die in the near future. It also determined which patient, illness, and care-related characteristics are related to such recognition, and how recognising death in the near future relate to care in during this period.


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