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A Cross Country Comparison Expert Assessments of the Quality of Death and Dying, 2021

Professor Finkelstein will present results of an effort to systematically rank and grade countries on the quality of end-of-life (EOL) care using a novel preference-based score. He will present the results of a survey among country experts around the world, asking them to rate the performance of their country on 13 key indicators of EOL care. Ratings were combined with preference weights from caregiver-proxies of recently deceased patients to generate a weighted summary score that ranked and graded countries based on overall EOL care. The presentation will highlight the large disparities in the quality of EOL care across countries, especially between the highest income countries and others.

About the speaker

Dr. Finkelstein is Professor of Health Services and Systems Research at the Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore and the Executive Director of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care. He also holds appointments at NUS School of Public Health and Duke University Global Health Institute.

About the seminar series 

The Cicely Saunders Institute Open Seminar Series events are free to attend and there is no need to register.

This seminar is worth CPD (1 credit) pending from the Royal College of Physicians.

The series aim is to optimise opportunities for local, national and international networking within palliative care and rehabilitation. We facilitate seminars to assist in improving practice, education and policy, and the integration of research and clinical endeavours.