Table 2

Mean Palliative Care Patient Service Utilization by Gender: 1992/93 – 1998/99

Annual GP visits

Annual specialist visits

Nights spent in hospital annually

Monthly hours of home support

Monthly home nursing care visits


M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

1992/93

19.2

21.3

14.3

19.4

99.9

106.7

15.3

26.0

23.0

29.8

1993/94

15.0

15.7

13.8

13.3

102.9

185.5

21.9**

31.0

25.7**

26.7

1994/95

15.1

13.9

12.9

13.6

136.6

172.3

24.6

30.9

19.7

22.0

1995/96

15.3

14.9

12.7

12.4

139.1

176.0

24.9

26.9

21.5

22.5

1996/97

12.8

13.9

11.9*

14.6

138.1

211.4

26.2*

30.5

19.5

24.0

1997/98

6.8

7.3

6.8

6.8

205.9

313.4

31.8**

28.2

23.1

25.3

1998/99

3.0

3.0

1.3

1.3

117.9

150.1

18.9

27.4

17.3

21.7


*p < .05; **p < .01 (t-test results comparing males and females)

Allan et al. BMC Palliative Care 2005 4:2   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-4-2

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