Table 1

Prevalence of palliative inpatients

N

Palliative Patients

Non Palliative Patients

p-value


Type of beds

Surgery

727

16 (2.2%)

711(97.8%)

p ≤ 0,001


Rehabilitation

488

22 (4.5%)

466 (95.5%)


Medicine

1015

134 (13.2%)

881 (86.8%)


Geriatric

409

77 (18.8%)

332 (81.2%)


Region

Flanders

624

49 (7.9%)

575 (92.1%)

p ≤ 0,001


Wallonia

692

56 (8.1%)

636 (91.9%)


Brussels

534

85 (15.9%)

449 (84.1%)


Palliative care unit

With

1614

166 (10.3%)

1448 (89.7%)

p = 0.0610

Without

1025

83 (8.1%)

942 (91.9%)


Social status

Public

1111

96 (8.6%)

1005 (91.4%)

p = 0.2338


Private

1528

153 (10.0%)

1375 (90.0%)


Desmedt et al. BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:2   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-10-2

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