UK care home death rate soars

Adrian Holliday

Death rates in UK care homes are soaring. A decade ago there were an estimated 38,000 deaths in care homes a year. Last year the death rate hit more than 103,000, according to new figures uncovered by Professor Brian Jarman at Imperial College London.

The new data raises serious questions about the quality of UK residential care. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%