Progress Made, But Inequities Still Exist - May 13, 2008

Provinces and Territories Making Progress in Providing Palliative Home Care
but Inequalities in Access Still Exist

(Toronto) With a rapidly ageing population and a rise in the number of individuals being diagnosed with advanced illnesses such as cancer, it is vital that all Canadians have access to programs, support and treatments that will provide them with comfort and dignity at end-of- life; however, results of a new Progress Report show that at least two thirds of Canadians (63 per cent) who are dying, do not have access to adequate hospice palliative care...

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