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Table 2 Mean Palliative Care Patient Service Utilization by Gender: 1992/93 – 1998/99

From: The uses of provincial administrative health databases for research on palliative care: Insights from British Columbia, Canada

  Annual GP visits Annual specialist visits Nights spent in hospital annually Monthly hours of home support Monthly home nursing care visits
  M F M F M F M F M F
1992/93 19.2 21.3 14.3 19.4 99.9 106.7 15.3 26.0 23.0 29.8
1993/94 15.0 15.7 13.8 13.3 102.9 185.5 21.9** 31.0 25.7** 26.7
1994/95 15.1 13.9 12.9 13.6 136.6 172.3 24.6 30.9 19.7 22.0
1995/96 15.3 14.9 12.7 12.4 139.1 176.0 24.9 26.9 21.5 22.5
1996/97 12.8 13.9 11.9* 14.6 138.1 211.4 26.2* 30.5 19.5 24.0
1997/98 6.8 7.3 6.8 6.8 205.9 313.4 31.8** 28.2 23.1 25.3
1998/99 3.0 3.0 1.3 1.3 117.9 150.1 18.9 27.4 17.3 21.7
  1. *p < .05; **p < .01 (t-test results comparing males and females)