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NZ Ranked Third Best In World For Palliative Care

NZ Ranked Third Best In World For Palliative Care

New Zealand is the third best in country in the world for palliative care, according to a new report by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

The United Kingdom and Australia are ranked first and second respectively, and Ireland is fourth. The United States is ninth.

The report considered data in five categories to decide an overall Quality of Death Index:

Palliative and healthcare environment
Human resources
Affordability of care
Quality of care
Community engagement
Matthew Jansen of the Care Alliance says the report shows that New Zealanders can have confidence that high-quality palliative care is available “but there is no room for complacency as our population ages. New Zealand can improve its performance further with extra government funding, as well as more training for the palliative care workforce we will need in the future.”

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