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Liverpool Care Pathway 'should be phased out'

The way terminally-ill people are looked after in hospital looks set for a fundamental change.

Doctors presently use a system known as the Liverpool Care pathway that can involve the withdrawal of medication, food and fluids.

Medics say the system is a great improvement, offering people a peaceful, pain-free death.

However the government says it wants a process better tailored to the needs of individual patients. Adam Brimelow reports.

  • 13 Jul 2013
  • From the section Health
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