Palliative care, while still a relatively new component to modern healthcare, is increasingly recognised as an essential part of all healthcare systems. Despite this, it is widely acknowledged that there is still inadequate access to comprehensive palliative care, and with an ageing population who are going to be living and dying with more complex conditions, the demand for care is only going to increase.
Most terminally ill patients indicate a wish to die at home, but in the South African private healthcare sector they are much more likely to die in an intensive care or high care unit, frequently receiving aggressive, invasive and non-beneficial care. The consequence for funders is the high cost of care at the end-of-life stage. It is estimated that the medical scheme industry spent close to R12 billion in 2017 on patients in the last year of life.
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