Nationwide study of decisions concerning the end of life in general practice in the Netherlands.
To gain insight into decisions made in general practice about the end of life.
Interviews with 405 physicians.
Analysis of death certificates with data obtained on 5197 cases in which decisions about the end of life may have been made.
Prospective study with doctors from study I : questionnaires used to collect information about 2257 deaths.
The information was representative for all deaths in the Netherlands.
Over two fifths of all patients in the Netherlands die at home.
General practitioners took fewer decisions about the end of life than hospital doctors and doctors in nursing homes (34%, 40%, and 56% of all dying patients, respectively).
Mots-clés Pascal : Pays Bas, Etude multicentrique, Homme, Etude comparative, Médecine générale, Hôpital, Mort, Préparation, Prise décision, Médecin, Traitement palliatif, Euthanasie, Ethique, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Netherlands, Multicenter study, Human, Comparative study, Internal medicine, Hospital, Death, Preparation, Decision making, Physician, Palliative treatment, Euthanasia, Ethics, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0022121
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.