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Cancer Statistics

Place of Death from Cancer

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Place of Death from Cancer

This report examines the place of death among patients dying from cancer in Scotland. The information supports the Scottish Government's Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care Download PDF file [1.5MB] together with Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action Download PDF file [1.8MB], which address palliative and end of life care for patients with life-limiting conditions.

This report examines the setting in which deaths from cancer occur in Scotland for 2006-2015, taking into account demographic characteristics such as age, sex, deprivation, urban/rural classification and marital status. Information in this report could assist the NHS and social care partners in Scotland in assessing the palliative and end of life care needs in all care settings.

Information is presented for all cancers combined, and for the four most common causes of death from cancer (lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancers) for all of Scotland.

Table 1: Place of death from cancer Download Excel file [251KB] from cancer by demographic characteristic, over a combined 5 year period

Table 2: Ten year trends in place of death from cancer Download Excel file [572KB] by demographic characteristic

Links to related information:

Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care A website which contributes to the development and strategic direction of palliative care in Scotland

Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care Download PDF file [1.5MB]

Beating Cancer, Ambition and Action Download PDF file [1.8MB]


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