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Table 3 Hospital admissions, sum of person-years in hospital and total costs during the last months of life according to main diagnosis of hospital stay

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

Main diagnosis for hospital stay (ICD-9/ICD-10) Hospital admissions N (%) Person-years in hospital PY (%) costs € (%)
Infections (A00–B99, J10–J18, L00–L08, N30, N39/001–139, 480–487, 595, 599, 680–686) 104 (12.2) 3.5 (12.6) 299,701 (12.9)
   - among these: Influenza and Pneumonia (J10–J18/480–487) 62 (7.3) 2.1 (7.5) 182,909 (7.9)
Cancer (C00–D48/140–199, 210–239) 52 (6.1) 1.5 (5.5) 134,942 (5.8)
Hormone-, nutrition-, metabolic diseases (E00–E90, N18–N19/240–279, 585–586) 62 (7.3) 2.3 (8.4) 175,235 (7.5)
Psychiatric Diseases (F00–F99/290–319) 47 (5.5) 3.2 (11.4) 215,685 (9.3)
   - among these: Dementia (F00–F03/290) 10 (1.2) 0.7 (2.5) 54,234 (2.3)
Diseases of the nervous and sensory system (G00–G44, G47–G99/320–359) 25 (2.9) 0.9 (3.1) 82,029 (3.5)
Cerebrovascular diseases (G45–G46, I60–I69/430–438) 53 (6.2) 1.9 (6.7) 149,589 (6.4)
Cardiovascular diseases (D50–D89, I00–I59, I70–I99/200–208, 280–289, 390–429, 439–459) 146 (17.2) 4.3 (15.6) 362,387 (15.6)
   - among these: Congestive heart failure (I50/428) 52 (6.1) 1.7 (6.0) 141,533 (6.1)
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system (M00–M99/710–739) 4 (0.5) 0.1 (0.3) 6,408 (0.3)
Injuries and poisoning (R55, S00–T98/780, 800–999) 78 (9.2) 2.3 (8.3) 241,059 (10.4)
   - among these: Proximal Femur fractures (S72/820) 32 (3.8) 1.2 (4.4) 159,325 (6.9)
Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J09, J19–-J99/460–479, 488–519) 79 (9.3) 2.1 (7.6) 184,416 (7.9)
Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93/520–579) 93 (11.0) 2.8 (10.0) 233,321 (10.0)
Other diseases 106 (12.5) 2.9 (10.5) 240,124 (10.3)
Total* 849 (100.0) 27.7 (100.0) 2,324,896 €
  1. *333 study participants without hospital admission between NHA and death
  2. PY: Person years