Table 2

Distribution of primary diagnoses

Cancer diagnoses

128 (51.4%)


Solid tumour

108 (43.4%)


Haematological cancer

19 (7.6%)


Non-cancer diagnoses

121 (48.6%)


Dementia

32 (12.9%)


Stroke

17 (6.8%)


Organ system failure

50 (20.0%)


Cardiac failure

16 (6.4%)


Respiratory failure

16 (6.4%)


Hepatic failure

13 (5.2%)


Renal failure

5 (2.0%)


Other diseases

40 (16.0%)


Neurological diseases

8 (3.2%)


Vascular diseases

6 (2.4%)


Infectious diseases

2 (0.8%)


Others

6 (2.4%)


Total

249 (100%)


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

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