The Best Places to Die

Morbid, but something to think about as we all get older:

A study was conducted to know the best places in the world to die. For the study, the researchers compared end-of-life care in 80 nations and reached at the conclusion that the UK is at the top position, with Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Belgium at the top five.

Reasons behind the UK taking the top slot include the integration of palliative care into the NHS, specialized staff and deep community engagement. Annie Pannelay, of EIU healthcare, said, “A very strong marker in our index is the availability of specialized palliative care workers and this is where the UK scores particularly well. The UK has a long history of providing treatment in palliative care”.

Dying: The one thing national health care gets right.