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More lonely deaths in hospitals and nursing homes from COVID

Patients who died from COVID in 2020 were almost 12 times more likely to die in a medical facility than patients who died from any cause in 2018, reports a new study. It is the first to look at place of death for these patients and how these distributions compare to previous trends in location of death for non-COVID-19 illnesses. ‘Where you die is important’ for end-of-life quality for patient and family, researchers said.

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