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Table 3 Proportions of decedents with good pain relief in the last 3 months by cause of death and service characteristics

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]
Overall 47.8 (47.6–47.9) 56.4 (56.1–56.6) 39.6 (39.3–39.8)
Specialist palliative care at home
 Yes 66.2 (65.9–66.5) 66.7 (66.4–67.0) 62.9 (62.2–63.7)
 No 37.5 (37.3–37.7) 38.9 (38.5–39.2) 37.3 (36.8–37.3)
Recorded preference for place of death
 Yes 66.0 (65.7–66.4) 69.0 (68.6–69.4) 58.1 (57.5–58.8)
 No 41.7 (41.5–41.9) 49.0 (48.7–49.3) 36.6 (36.4–36.9)
Urgent care provided out of hours
 Not at all 45.3 (44.9–45.7) 54.9 (54.4–55.5) 38.2 (37.8–38.7)
 Once or twice 48.6 (48.3–48.9) 56.3 (55.9–56.7) 39.9 (39.5–40.3)
 Three or more 49.6 (49.3–49.8) 58.2 (57.9–58.6) 41.2 (40.9–41.6)
  1. All percentages were weighted by sampling weight and non-response weight