Table 3

Consultations in the last year of life.

All recorded consultationsRecorded consultations with generalpractitioners
ConsultationsMean (SD [range])Overall mean (SD)Malignant mean (SD)Non-malignant mean (SD)Mean difference (95% CI)P-valuea
Last 12 months of life19.9 (16.0 [0–147])16.8 (11.2)17.9 (12.1)14.4 (8.4)3.5 (−0.4 to 7.3)0.08
Last 6 months of life13.3 (14.1 [0–141])11.8 (10.0)12.8 (11.1)9.4 (6.2)3.4 (0.0 to 6.8)0.05
Last 3 months of life8.8 (10.7 [0–91])7.8 (7.7)8.5 (8.5)6.2 (4.9)2.3 (−0.3 to 5.0)0.09
Last month of life4.2 (6.8 [0–49])3.8 (5.1)4.1 (5.7)2.9 (3.0)1.3 (−0.5 to 3.0)0.20
  • n = 154. SD = standard deviation.

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