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Table 2 Health care resource utilization in the last six months of life

From: Radiation therapy at the end of life: a population-based study examining palliative treatment intensity

  All No RT 1 Yes RT p value
Total inpatient days 25 (79) 22 (82) 27 (71) 0.38
Median (standard deviation (SD))
Total emergency department visits 2 (3) 1 (3) 2 (3) <.0001
Median (SD)
Total radiologic exams 10 (11) 6 (7) 14 (11) <.0001
Median
Total physician visits 20 (21) 13 (15) 27 (23) <.0001
Median
  1. 1RT defined as radiation therapy within the last six months of life.