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Table 5 Healthcare utilization over study period

From: Nurse-led navigation to provide early palliative care in rural areas: a pilot study

Emergency room visits Total visits: n = 64 (37 visits accounted for by 3 participants)
Participants that used emergency room: n = 14
Mean number of visits across participants: n = 2.67
Mode of visits across participants: n = 0
Range of visits across participants: n = 0–21
Physician visits per person per 30 days Combined (n = 24): mean 1.81
Deceased (n = 11): mean 2.53
Alive at study conclusion (n = 13): mean 1.20
Hospital length of stay in days per person per 30 days Combined (n = 24): mean 1.20
Deceased (n = 11): mean 2.08
Decedents final 30 days (n = 11): mean 5.2
Alive at study conclusion (n = 13): mean 0.45
  1. Data is reported on 24 of 25 participants. One participant had unreliable healthcare utilization data