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Table 2 Aggressive procedures used to treat terminal pancreatic cancer patients according to end-of-life care

From: How different is the care of terminal pancreatic cancer patients in inpatient palliative care units and acute hospital wards? A nationwide population-based study

Procedures Inpatient palliative care Acute hospital care P
(n = 276) (n = 276)
n % n %
Urinary catheterization 0 0 156 56.5 <0.001
Nasogastric tube feeding 0 0 86 31.2 <0.001
Central venous catheter insertion 0 0 77 27.9 <0.001
Intensive care unit admission 0 0 57 20.7 <0.001
Endotracheal intubation 0 0 49 17.8 <0.001
Abdominal drainage 0 0 33 12.0 <0.001
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 0 0 28 10.1 <0.001
Total parenteral nutrition 0 0 25 9.1 <0.001
Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography and drainage 0 0 23 8.3 <0.001
Chest tapping or intubation 0 0 15 5.4 <0.001
Defibrillation/cardioversion 0 0 9 3.3 <0.001
Hemodialysis 1 0.4 7 2.5 0.068
Epinephrine injection 0 0 4 1.4 0.124