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Table 2 Care and service characteristics in the last 3 months by cause of death

From: Specialist palliative care support is associated with improved pain relief at home during the last 3 months of life in patients with advanced disease: analysis of 5-year data from the national survey of bereaved people (VOICES)

  Total % [95%% CI] Cancer % [95%% CI] Non-cancer % [95%% CI]
Specialist palliative care at home (yes) 35.7 (35.5–35.8) 62.7 (62.5–63.0) 9.9 (9.7–10.0)
Recorded preference for place of death (yes) 24.6 (24.5–24.7) 36.6 (36.4–36.9) 13.1 (12.0–13.3)
Urgent care provided out of hours
 Not at all 21.3 (21.2–21.4) 18.4 (18.2–18.6) 24.1 (23.9–24.3)
 Yes 78.7 (78.6–78.8) 81.6 (81.4–81.8) 75.9 (75.7–76.1)
 Once or twice 33.1 (33.0–33.3) 35.9 (35.7–36.1) 30.4 (30.2–30.7)
  Three or more 45.6 (45.4–45.8) 45.7 (45.5–45.9) 45.5 (45.2–45.7)
  1. All percentages were weighted by sampling weight and non-response weight