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Table 4 Emergency department visits or hospitalizations by HPC home care clients

From: Predictors of emergency room visits or acute hospital admissions prior to death among hospice palliative care clients in Ontario: a retrospective cohort study

Characteristics   % (n)
Emergency room visits or acute hospital admissions
0   47.8 (365)
1+   52.2 (399)
ED Visits
0   50.6 (387)
1   30.9 (236)
2   11.8 (90)
3+ (max of 11)   6.7 (51)
  Day of week presenting to ED  
  Monday 17.8 (67)
  Tuesday 11.6 (44)
  Wednesday 13.5 (51)
  Thursday 18.0 (68)
  Friday 16.7 (63)
  Saturday 11.6 (44)
  Sunday 10.6 (40)
  Time of ED visit  
  Midnight to 8 am 22.0 (83)
  8 am to 4 pm 57.8 (218)
  4 pm to Midnight 20.2 (76)
  Died in ED  
  No 94.7 (357)
  Yes 5.3 (20)
Admissions
0   59.9 (458)
1   29.2 (223)
2   8.5 (65)
3+ (max of 6)   2.3 (18)
  Died during admission  
  No 39.9 (122)
  Yes 60.1 (184)