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  • Catalina M.

England faces a 42% growth in palliative rate by 2040

Later City News: If the upward trend observed from 2006 to 2014 continues, the increase rate of palliative will be 42.4% almost 161,842 more people per year, a total of 537,240 by 2040.

In addition, disease-specific projections show that dementia increase from 59,199 to 219,409 deaths/year by 2040 and cancer increase from 143,638 to 208,636 deaths by 2040 will be the main drivers of increased need.

A group of researchers from King's College London in a paper published by BMC Medicine indicated; If recent mortality trends continue, 160,000 more people in England and Wales will need palliative care by 2040.