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Table 1 Prevalence of palliative inpatients

From: Palliative inpatients in general hospitals: a one day observational study in Belgium

   N Palliative Patients Non Palliative Patients p-value
Type of beds Surgery 727 16 (2.2%) 711(97.8%) p ≤ 0,001
  Rehabilitation 488 22 (4.5%) 466 (95.5%)  
  Medicine 1015 134 (13.2%) 881 (86.8%)  
  Geriatric 409 77 (18.8%) 332 (81.2%)  
Region Flanders 624 49 (7.9%) 575 (92.1%) p ≤ 0,001
  Wallonia 692 56 (8.1%) 636 (91.9%)  
  Brussels 534 85 (15.9%) 449 (84.1%)  
Palliative care unit With 1614 166 (10.3%) 1448 (89.7%) p = 0.0610
  Without 1025 83 (8.1%) 942 (91.9%)  
Social status Public 1111 96 (8.6%) 1005 (91.4%) p = 0.2338
  Private 1528 153 (10.0%) 1375 (90.0%)