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Liverpool Care Pathway 'should be phased out'

The Liverpool Care Pathway, developed to support patients as they near death, should be phased out in England, an independent review is expected to say.

The system can involve withdrawal of medication, food and fluids.

It can offer a peaceful and dignified death but there have been problems with its implementation, the government-commissioned review is set to say.

  • 13 Jul 2013