Table 3

Multivariate analysis on factors inhibiting the continuity of home care

Factors

Tested variables

Hazard ratio

95% confidence interval

p value


Age

Increasing age

0.98

0.97-1.00

0.02

Gender

Women

1.81

1.11-2.94

0.02

Dementia

Present

0.64

0.38-1.09

NS

Patient's wish to die at home at the beginning of home care

No wish

1.83

1.09-3.07

0.02

Residence

Nursing home

2.98

0.86-10.25

NS

Visiting Nurse

No use

1.78

1.05-3.00

0.03


NS: not significant.

Kodama et al. BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:17   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-10-17

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