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Table 3 Median length of stay spent in each care setting by PCP role in care1

From: Transitions in care during the end of life: changes experienced following enrolment in a comprehensive palliative care program

Location / care setting Median number of days by PCP role in care (range)
  'Active' care 'Non-active' care
Acute care:   
PCP inpatient unit 7 (0 – 175) -
All other inpatient units 6 (0 – 390) 27.5 (0 – 1139)
Home2 28 (0 – 845) 38 (0 – 1658)
Home, followed by NSCC 30 (0 – 1295) 44 (2 – 901)
Long-term care 18 (0–112) 63 (3 – 1079)
  1. 1 'Active' care is defined as care provided to a patient by PCP staff.
  2. 'Non-active' care refers to care being provided by individuals others not associated with the PCP program.
  3. 2 Home is defined as when a patient is not required to leave their home for contact with health care providers.
  4. Home, followed by NSCC indicate the patient leaves the home to go to the PCP clinic at the Cancer Centre