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An evaluation by The King’s Fund of the Marie Curie Delivering Choice programme earlier this year found that it represented a cost effective model of care which presented no additional costs to the NHS and therefore made choosing to die at home a real option for dying patients.
The End of Life Care Strategy also makes reference to The King’s Fund’s work on the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme, which aims to physically improve the environment for those who are dying and their relatives.