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Immigrants and the hospice

TitleImmigrants and the hospice
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsRees, WD
JournalHealth TrendsHealth Trends
Date PublishedNov
ISBN Number0017-9132 (Print)<br/>0017-9132 (Linking)
Accession Number10280088
KeywordsAge Factors, Emigration and Immigration, England, Female, Hospices/ utilization, Humans, Male, Patients, Sex Factors
AbstractThis is the first published report on immigrants and hospices. From 1979 to 1985 St Mary's cared for 74 European, Afro-caribbean and Asian immigrants. Immigrants referred to the Hospice were more likely to be accepted for care than indigenous patients. Women from the Indian sub-continent (mean age 42 years) were the youngest immigrants needing hospice care. European immigrants were older and more likely to receive hospice care than other immigrants.