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Table 7 Five most often recorded triggers for inpatient admissions (IPA)

From: Health service utilisation during the last year of life: a prospective, longitudinal study of the pathways of patients with chronic kidney disease stages 3-5

Triggera All N = 19 # IPA (% All IPA) Conservative n = 9 # IPA (% Group’s IPA) Dialysis n = 10 # IPA (% Group’s IPA)
Respiratory distress 11 (15) 0 (0) 11 (19)
Chest pain 8 (11) 1 (25) 7 (14)
Cardiac event 6 (8) 0 (0) 6 (10)
Other pain 6 (8) 2 (13) 4 (7)
Vascular access issues 6 (8) 0 (0) 6 (10)
  1. IPA Inpatient Admission/s
  2. aThese triggers are not mutually exclusive, i.e., the patient may present with more than one trigger