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Table 5 Variation in quality indicator scores and suggestions for best practice performance standards for quality indicators in the Netherlands

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

Indicatora Best scoring quartile Worst scoring quartile Suggested best practice performance standard
Death at home (%) 42.6–38.9 34.5–30.5 38.9 or higher
Death in hospital (%) 16.6–18.5 21.6–25.5 18.5 or lower
Hospital admission (%) 29.4–31.1 33.2–36.4 31.1 or lower
Acute hospital admission (%) 26.3–27.4 30.0–32.7 27.4 or lower
ED visit (%) 21.0–22.6 25.1–27.4 22.6 or lower
ICU admission (%) 3.2–4.9 6.3–6.9 4.9 or lower
Tube or intravenous feeding in hospital (%) 0.1–0.3 1.1–2.5 0.3 or lower
Resuscitation in hospital (%) 0.2–0.6 1.2–2.4 0.6 or lower
  1. a Except for indicators regarding place of death, indicators concern the last 30 days of life