Table 3

Cancer Patient Characteristics and Service Utilization by Designation of Palliative: 1998/99

Palliative

Non-palliative


Age group (%)***

50–59

7.7

8.5

60–69

26.6

17.0

70–79

35.3

37.8

80+

30.4

36.7

Gender (%)

Male

47.6

47.4

Female

52.4

52.6

Income ()

51,718

49,804

GP visits ()

3.23

3.21

Specialist visits ()

1.21

1.34

Nights in hospital ()***

20.97

24.19

Home support hours ()*

105.48

172.60

Home nursing care visits ()***

21.66

6.84


* p < .05; ** p < .01; *** p < .001 (X2 and t-test results comparing palliative and non-palliative)

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

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