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Table 2 Eligibility criteria

From: Variations in the quality and costs of end-of-life care, preferences and palliative outcomes for cancer patients by place of death: the QUALYCARE study

Inclusion criteria
   • deceased last resident in one of the four PCTs in study, as recorded in the death registration;
   • date of registration of death within four to ten months before invitation letters for participation are sent out;
   • deceased aged 18 and over at time of death;
   • cancer (ICD-10 codes C00-D48) recorded as "underlying cause of death" or in the lowest completed cause of death line in the death certificate.
Exclusion criteria
   • death registered by a coroner;
   • place of death other than an NHS hospital, the deceased's own home, a hospice or a nursing home;
   • place of death unknown.