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Table 2 Characteristics of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order status and hospice care utilization by diagnoses: 2010–2015

From: Differences in do-not-resuscitate orders, hospice care utilization, and late referral to hospice care between cancer and non-cancer decedents in a tertiary Hospital in Taiwan between 2010 and 2015: a hospital-based observational study

Characteristics Cancer Non-cancer p
DNR order, n (%)    < 0.001
 No 347(5.1) 454(26.5)  
 Yes 6399(94.9) 1259(73.5)  
Hospice care utilization, n (%)    < 0.001
 No 3016(44.7) 1512(88.3)  
 Yes 3730(55.3) 201(11.7)  
Number of living days after DNR order, median (IQR) 7(18) 9(27) < 0.001
Length of hospice enrollment in days, median (IQR) 13(26) 7(13) < 0.001
Late referral, % 33.9 53.2 < 0.001
  1. Abbreviations: IQR Interquartile range
  2. P value: DNR, hospice utilization, and late referral rates were analyzed using chi-square tests; number of living days after DNR order and length of hospice enrollment were analyzed using the Mann–Whitney U test