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Hospital and emergency department use in the last year of life: a baseline for future modifications to end-of-life care

Lorna K Rosenwax, Beverley A McNamara, Kevin Murray, Rebecca J McCabe, Samar M Aoun and David C Currow
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (2): 104.
Published online: 18 July 2011

Mean number of days in hospital incorrectly expressed: In “Hospital and emergency department use in the last year of life: a baseline for future modifications to end-of-life care” in the 6 June 2011 issue of the Journal (Med J Aust 2011; 194: 570-573), the mean number of days in hospital was given per hospital admission for decedents with and without cancer. This should have read: “Decedents with cancer had a mean number of hospital admissions of 7.6 (SD, 10.2; median, 5) with the mean number of days in hospital per decedent of 41.3 (SD, 35.2; median, 34). Decedents with non-cancer diagnoses had a mean number of hospital admissions of 8.1 (SD, 23.1; median, 3) with the mean number of days in hospital per decedent of 49.6 (SD, 60.0; median, 30).”

  • Lorna K Rosenwax
  • Beverley A McNamara
  • Kevin Murray
  • Rebecca J McCabe
  • Samar M Aoun
  • David C Currow


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