End-of-Life Care in Canada, 10 Years Later… More Action Needed - January 28, 2010

(Ottawa) More than 259,000 Canadians die each year.¹ Of those, only a small proportion receive hospice palliative care. By 2026, with the aging population, the number of Canadians dying each year will increase by 40% to 330,000. By 2036, Canada will see more than 425,000 deaths a year.²

"A decade has passed since the Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC) developed the Blueprint for Action, a working document setting out areas for action for end-of-life care in Canada," explains Sharon Baxter, Executive Director, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA).

The QELCCC members are pleased to announce the release of 10 Years Later: A Progress Report on the Blueprint for Action, a report measuring changes to end-of-life care in Canada over the past 10 years. While some progress has been made a decade later, there is still much more to be done.

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¹ Population Projections for Canada, Provinces and Territories - 2000 - 2026, Statistics Canada, Catalogue #91-520, p. 110.

² Population Projections for Canada, Provinces and Territories - 2000 - 2026, Statistics Canada, Catalogue #91-520, p. 124.

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