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Table 4 Time interval between last palliative care and death, 12-months follow-up

From: Continuity in palliative care – analysis of intersectoral palliative care based on routine data of a statutory health insurance

  ≤ 14 days 15–28 days > 28 days
n % n % n %
Dead before 12-months follow-up, n = 2866* 2256 78.7 268 9.4 342 11.9
General ambulatory palliative care, n = 1713 1223 71.4 201 11.7 289 16.9
Specialised ambulatory palliative care**, n = 656 631 96.2 10 1.5 15 2.3
Hospital, n = 408 313 76.7 57 14.0 38 9.3
 - General inpatient palliative care, n = 297 217 73.1 48 16.2 32 10.8
 - Palliative care ward, n = 111 96 86.5 9 8.1 6 5.4
Hospice***, n = 89 89 100.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
  1. * ≤ 14 days: urban, 78.5%; rural, 78.8% (p > 0.05 with Chi-Square test among urban and rural areas)
  2. ** ≤ 7 days: n = 622 (0 day: n = 509)
  3. *** ≤ 7 days: n = 87 (0 day: n = 75)