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Table 1 Causes of death (ICD-10 codes) indicating a potential need for palliative care (Etkind et al., 2017)

From: Evaluating quality of care at the end of life and setting best practice performance standards: a population-based observational study using linked routinely collected administrative databases

Cause of death ICD-10 codes
Cancer C00-C97
Heart disease and heart failure I00-I52 (excl. I12 and I13)
Chronic lower respiratory disease, respiratory failure J40-J47, J96
Haemorrhagic, ischaemic and unspecified stroke I60-I69
Reno-vascular disease, renal failure I12, I13, N17, N18, N28
Liver disease K70-K77
Dementia, vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, senility F01, F03, G30, R54
Neurodegenerative disease (Huntington’s disease, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple sclerosis, multi system atrophy) G10, G12.2, G20, G23.1, G35, G90.3
HIV B20-B24