Permanence in place versus timing of last transition by place of death. The figure shows how long the patients were in the place where they died. Numbers and percentages by place of death are placed backwards from death according to the time period when the last transition happened. For example, 75 out of 168 people who died at home (45 %) were at home for 6 months or more (with no transition). Two (1 %) went home in their last 24 hours of life. Eleven patients had missing data: seven home deaths, four hospital deaths (including two people who gave inconsistent information).