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Table 1 Differences between bimonthly patient-days in individual hospice wards during 2003 and those at the same periods in 2002

From: Hospice utilization during the SARS outbreak in Taiwan

Hospice March/April May/June July/August September/October
A -5% -98% -59% -31%
B -8% -94% -39% -7%
C 19% -64% -20% -21%
D -22% -57% -21% -27%
E -8% -50% -9% 3%
F 20% -45% 2% 8%
G -3% -44% -25% -9%
H 0% -44% 0% -2%
I -11% -41% -39% -37%
J 7% -15% 20% -13%
K 2% -5% 5% 27%
L -18% 0% -4% 1%
M -11% 5% -1% 9%
N -10% 6% 7% -4%
O 32% 15% 51% 32%
Total -3% -46% -13% -4%
  1. *Difference = ((patient-days in two months of 2003) – (patient-days in two months of 2002))/(patient-days in two months of 2002).