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Table 2 Hospitalisations during the Last Months of Life

From: Hospitalizations during the last months of life of nursing home residents: a retrospective cohort study from Germany

    12–4 months before Death ≤3 months before Death
   N% HR MD RT HR MD RT
Age (in years) <70 64 2.1 13.7 7.3 4.8 11.3 12.8
  70 – 79 135 1.8 12.6 6.0 5.4 11.3 14.4
  80 – 89 404 1.4 13.6 4.9 4.5 11.6 12.4
  90+ 189 1.1 14.0 4.0 3.7 9.9 9.1
Gender Men 232 1.6 12.0 5.0 5.0 10.5 12.6
  Women 560 1.3 14.2 4.9 4.2 11.4 11.6
Care level$ (in minutes) 0 – <= 60 144 1.7 12.2 5.3 4.8 10.6 12.3
  >60 – <= 120 129 1.6 15.5 6.4 5.5 13.4 16.7
  >120 – <= 160 145 1.1 14.1 4.1 3.9 9.8 9.5
  160< 138 1.4 13.0 4.9 3.2 10.6 8.4
LongTerm & no 653 1.6 14.1 5.8 4.5 11.3 12.2
  yes 139 1.2 12.8 4.2 4.1 10.7 10.8
Transfer to NH § from home 270 1.5 13.0 4.9 4.3 10.8 11.2
  from hospital 289 1.4 15.4 5.7 4.9 11.7 13.5
Place of death in NH 234 2.0 13.9 7.0 4.8 12.8 14.4
  in hospital 229 1.8 12.9 6.1 10.0 10.1 21.7
Total   792 1.4 13.5 5.0 4.4 11.1 11.9
  1. $ time of care required regarding basic activities of daily living
  2. &Participants with NH stay for 1 year
  3. § 559 Participants from 2 of the largest health insurance plans
  4. %Number of participants at time point of death