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[Correspondence] The future of end-of-life care

Not much in life is certain, but death is an inevitability we all share. Because of advances in modern medicine and increasing life expectancy, population ageing is affecting developed nations, and, increasingly, the developing world. This change brings higher prevalence of chronic diseases and multimorbidity, highlighted in an Editorial (April 28, p 1637)1 as an emerging priority for global health research. Less often discussed are the implications of these global trends for death and dying, which will become more common and more complex.

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