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Table 4 Indicators of palliative care during hospital admissions in the last year of life for decedents aged 18 years or more in NSW in 2007 (n = 45,749)

From: Acute hospital-based services used by adults during the last year of life in New South Wales, Australia: a population-based retrospective cohort study

  Number of deaths (%) Cumulative deaths (%)a
Palliative care indicator 1
 Admitted to an inpatient hospice 2170 (5) 2170 (5)
 “Saw palliative team” 6609 (14) 6909 (15)
Palliative care indicator 2
 Admitted to an inpatient hospice 2170 (5) 2170 (5)
 “Saw palliative team” 6609 (14) 6909 (15)
 Palliative care bed (unit type) 353 (1) 6954 (15)
 Service category “Palliative” 5995 (13) 8228 (18)
 Diagnosis “Palliative care” 9842 (22) 10,652 (23)
 Referred to palliative team/palliative unit/hospice 1938 (4) 10,777 (24)
  1. aCumulative total of admissions/deaths by row going down the table