Table 5

Days spent in the hospital during the last year of life

PROPORTION OF CASES HOSPITALIZED FOR SPECIFIED NUMBER OF DAYS DURING LAST YEAR OF LIFE


0

1

2

3

4–7

8–14

15–21

22–30

31–60

61–90

91–365

TOTAL


AGE AT DEATH

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

% (n)

    All Cases

< 1 week

6.0

54.0

19.3

8.5

12.3

100 (1,143)

1–4 weeks

14.6

2.3

14.6

2.6

6.4

38.6

19.9

10.8

100 (342)

1–12 months

40.3

2.3

6.7

5.5

10.2

6.4

3.5

4.2

10.4

4.3

6.0

100 (1,046)

> 1 year

65.2

4.8

5.1

2.3

4.8

3.8

2.6

2.2

4.5

2.2

2.6

100 (6,362)

    CCC Cases

< 1 week

0.0

51.3

22.3

11.4

15.1

100 (458)

1–4 weeks

0.0

2.9

0.6

2.9

8.1

45.9

23.3

16.3

100 (172)

1–12 months

0.0

2.1

2.8

1.8

8.7

7.7

8.7

9.1

28.0

12.9

18.2

100 (286)

> 1 year

16.5

2.2

4.2

2.6

9.5

10.1

8.3

7.7

18.6

8.9

11.4

100 (1,345)


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

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