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Table 2 Distribution of primary diagnoses

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

Cancer diagnoses 128 (51.4%)
   Solid tumour 108 (43.4%)
   Haematological cancer 19 (7.6%)
Non-cancer diagnoses 121 (48.6%)
   Dementia 32 (12.9%)
   Stroke 17 (6.8%)
   Organ system failure 50 (20.0%)
Cardiac failure 16 (6.4%)
Respiratory failure 16 (6.4%)
Hepatic failure 13 (5.2%)
Renal failure 5 (2.0%)
   Other diseases 40 (16.0%)
Neurological diseases 8 (3.2%)
Vascular diseases 6 (2.4%)
Infectious diseases 2 (0.8%)
Others 6 (2.4%)
Total 249 (100%)