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Table 2 Summary of RT

From: Palliative radiotherapy near the end of life

Characteristic Median (IQR) or % (n, of 518)
Palliative course # 1 (1–2)
Age at RT 63 (54–71)
Prescribed fractions 5 (4–10)
 1 17% (89)
 2–4 9.6% (50)
 5 32% (167)
 6–9 3.5% (18)
 10 34% (177)
  > 10 3.3% (17)
Treatment site
 Bone 57% (293)
 Brain 28% (146)
 Lung 2.9% (15)
 Node 1.7% (9)
 Othera 11% (55)
Incomplete RT course 12% (63)
Time from start of last RT course to death (days) 74 (33–174)
  1. aIncludes soft tissue and visceral metastases