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Table 3 Hospital palliative care use at the time of death, during the last year (total), or before death for people died in a skilled nursing home or in another place according to sex, age and disease managed

From: Use of hospital palliative care according to the place of death and disease one year before death in 2013: a French national observational study

Place of deaths All places Short stay hospital Rehab Hospital at home Skilled nursing home# Otherb
  Na Death° Total Na Total Na Total Na Total Na Before death Na Before death
   % %   %   %     %   %
Total 347.3 15.7 29.2 176.9 39.3 22.51 60.0 9.82 88.9 46.3 7.6 91.7 6.7
Men 172.6 16.6 30.9 94.6 40.1 10.55 60.9 4.97 90.2 12.6 9.6 49.8 6.5
Women 174.7 14.9 27.6 82.3 38.5 11.96 59.1 4.84 87.5 33.8 6.8 41.8 7.0
Age (years)
  < 15 1.1 11.5 30.3 0.6 38.2 0.02 93.3 0.05 95.6   0.4 6.2
 15–34 4.4 6.6 15.8 1.7 33.3 0.04 58.5 0.08 100   2.6 1.6
 35–44 7.0 10.7 25.4 3.2 45.4 0.11 68.4 0.16 95 0.0 3.5 2.6
 45–54 18.9 15.9 34.5 10.4 49.7 0.56 80.0 0.54 96.6 0.0 7.3 4.8
 55–64 39.7 19.4 39.9 24.1 50.5 1.77 79.4 1.38 95.3 0.5 16.0 12.0 7.3
 65–74 50.6 19.8 38.8 31.4 46.5 2.81 71.1 1.81 92.8 1.6 14.0 13.0 8.5
 75–84 89.9 17.6 31.7 49.8 38.2 6.92 63.3 2.78 89.1 8.8 10.0 21.6 8.2
 85–94 114.7 13.3 22.2 50.0 29.9 9.20 50.9 2.66 81.7 26.9 7.3 25.9 6.6
  ≥ 95 21.0 8.4 13.2 5.8 25.6 1.09 42.9 0.37 77.8 8.4 3.8 5.3 3.9
Cancers 146.2 25.9 51.9 93.0 57.8 12.19 76.4 6.86 94.5 10.3 18.0 23.9 19.0
 Female breast 16.5 24.5 50.1 9.7 59.6 1.35 75.7 0.74 93.9 1.8 15.0 2.9 17.0
 Colon 20.1 25.9 52.7 12.5 57.9 1.80 76.8 1.01 94.6 1.6 20.0 3.2 22.0
 Lung 22.5 30.5 62.5 16.0 65.5 1.84 84.3 1.12 97 0.5 35.0 3.0 25.0
 Prostate 17.6 20.8 40.9 9.9 48.0 1.46 67.2 0.78 92.2 1.6 14.0 3.8 13.0
 Other cancers 91.4 26.4 53.3 59.3 58.5 7.68 77.1 4.47 94.7 5.9 19.0 14.0 20.0
Other diseases in the absence of cancer
Cardiovascular/neurovascular diseases 121.4 10.7 15.9 64.6 19.0 7.88 40.3 1.96 74.9 19.5 6.4 27.5 4.0
 Coronary heart disease 45.0 10.0 14.9 25.3 17.4 2.82 38.3 0.63 76.5 5.9 6.3 10.4 3.6
 Acute stroke 12.9 18.2 24.3 9.7 22.6 1.02 51.6 0.17 77.9 1.2 16.0 0.8 11.0
 Stroke sequelae 21.7 11.5 18.0 10.0 24.2 1.37 41.5 0.46 76.6 4.8 6.0 5.1 5.3
 Heart failure 57.3 11.5 17.3 34.0 19.1 4.07 39.3 0.90 78 8.0 7.0 10.4 5.2
Diabetes 43.3 9.2 14.1 20.9 18.3 2.45 40.2 0.76 75.8 5.4 6.1 13.8 2.9
Psychiatric disorders 23.9 6.6 10.5 8.3 19.1 0.96 36.9 0.20 76.2 3.9 5.1 10.6 1.9
Neurological or degenerative diseases 63.4 10.9 17.4 23.7 27.1 3.83 44.9 1.44 75.4 20.1 5.3 14.3 5.0
 Dementias (including Alzheimer) 50.2 11.0 17.2 0.0 27.4 3.21 44.7 1.10 75 0.0 5.4 0.0 5.4
 Parkinson’s disease 10.0 11.6 17.7 17.8 27.4 0.61 46.8 0.26 71.7 18.0 4.6 10.1 4.0
 Multiple sclerosis 0.6 10.2 23.2 3.9 28.9 0.01 63.6 0.03 80 2.8 8.3 2.4 9.2
 Paraplegia 0.8 10.4 20.6 0.3 26.2 0.04 44.2 0.03 62.5 0.1 5.9 0.2 6.7
 Myopathy or myasthenia 0.6 14.2 21.2 0.4 27.4 0.02 55.6 0.02 72.2 0.1 2.9 0.3 3.6
 Epilepsy 6.1 11.3 18.4 0.3 26.3 0.27 52.8 0.14 75.5 0.0 7.2 0.2 4.4
Chronic respiratory diseases 39.0 10.4 16.5 2.7 19.9 2.24 37.7 0.61 77.4 1.1 7.1 1.9 4.4
Inflammatory or rare diseases, HIV or AIDS 9.0 11.0 17.3 21.9 20.9 0.55 44.2 0.15 81.3 4.1 6.3 10.2 3.8
Treated renal failure 3.3 12.4 20.4 4.9 22.2 0.10 46.0 0.05 80.8 1.1 14.0 2.3 5.3
Diseases of the liver or pancreas 14.6 10.7 16.7 2.3 17.5 0.65 47.2 0.15 86.4 0.2 11.0 0.6 4.7
Other long-term diseases 24.2 9.7 15.1 10.3 21.5 1.36 40.0 0.48 74.5 0.6 5.3 2.9 3.7
  1. aThousand
  2. ° Death: hospitalization in which death occurred; Total: hospital palliative care during the last year including hospitalization in which death occurred
  3. b No hospital palliative care identifiable in the database at the date of death