Table 3

Utilization of hospital services or procedures within the last year of life, Washington State, USA 1990 – 1996.

ALL DEATHS

DEATHS WITH CCCs


Age < 1

Age >= 1

Age < 1

Age >= 1


    n

    %

    n

    %

    n

    %

    n

    %


Total number of deaths

2,531

100

6,362

100

916

100

1,345

100

Any Inpatient Hospital Care

1,991

79

2,217

35

916

100

1,123

84

Terminal Hospitalization*

1,540

61

1,576

25

769

84

737

55

Any Mechanical Ventilation**

990

39

759

12

512

56

329

25

During Terminal Hospitalization*

911

36

670

11

462

50

259

19

Any Other Procedure

1,147

45

1,835

29

627

69

945

70

During Terminal Hospitalization*

879

35

1,248

20

505

55

525

39


* Terminal hospitalizations were defined as any period of hospitalization that terminated on the date of the patient's death. ** Includes any assisted ventilation, any mechanical ventilation, and any insertion of an endotracheal tube.

Feudtner et al. BMC Medicine 2003 1:3   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-1-3

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