The development of palliative care in St Petersburg, Russia

Wright, M. and Clark, D. (2003) The development of palliative care in St Petersburg, Russia. European Journal of Palliative Care, 10(2), pp. 72-75.

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From the 1980s, life expectancy in the Russian Federation (population 146.5 million) has declined and mortality rates have increased. At present, around 60% more people are dying than are being born, a rise in mortality unprecedented in a 20th-century industrialised nation. During 2000, around 297,000 deaths were from cancer – 203.1 per 100,000 people. Compared with western countries, the cancer rate among those over the age of 65 is fairly low, although cancer-related mortality in the 0–64 age group is among the highest in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Professor David
Authors: Wright, M., and Clark, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:European Journal of Palliative Care
Publisher:Hayward Medical Communications Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1479-0793

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