Lessons from the Liverpool Care Pathway: evidence is key

David C. Currow, Amy P. Abernethy

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    Across health care there is a need to improve care for people who are dying, which has led to widespread uptake of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) before adequate assessment. The effect of poor assessment was worsened when LCP was taken up by bureaucrats who did not understand the implications of widespread implementation of an initiative for which the net effects were poorly defined
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)192-193
    Number of pages2
    JournalThe Lancet
    Issue number9913
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2014


    • LCP
    • palliative care


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