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Table 4 Percentage of study population (N = 109,707) who used different types of hospital care, in various time periods before deatha

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

Type of hospital care Last 360 days Last 180 days Last 90 days Last 30 days Last 7 days
Hospital admissiona 60.2% 53.0% 45.5% 32.0% 14.3%
Acute hospital admissiona 54.4% 47.8% 41.0% 28.8% 13.2%
ED visit 47.8% 41.2% 34.8% 23.9% 10.9%
ICU admissiona 8.5% 7.1% 6.2% 5.3% 4.4%
Tube or intravenous feeding in hospital 1.6% 1.0% 1.0% 0.7% 0.4%
Resuscitation in hospital 1.0% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9% 0.8%
  1. a Calculations are based on the first day of hospital or ICU admissions. It is possible that an admission extends into a time period closer to death