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Fig. 4 | BMC Geriatrics

Fig. 4

From: Dying comfortably in very old age with or without dementia in different care settings – a representative “older old” population study

Fig. 4

Treatment reported for pain, depression and pressure sores and reported effectiveness. Illustrates what proportion of three treatable symptoms reported to have affected deceased participants in their final illness – pain, depression and pressure sores – were said by informants to have been given any treatment and, if so, what proportion of those treated were reported to have had effective symptom relief. For example, of the 29% reported as suffering depression only 8% received treatment, of which only half were reported to have been effective

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