Figure 2: Frequency of Acute Care Admissions by Cancer Patients in Last 28 Days of Life (Figure 3 in the report)

Hospital services for cancer patients nearing death vary across Canada


Includes all provinces and territories except Quebec. Includes last admission, in which patients died. Total includes patients who could not be classified as rural or urban. Admission time frame was measured between discharge date of final admission and discharge date(s) from previous admission(s). Includes only records with sufficient information for data linkage.


Discharge Abstract Database, 2010–2011 and 2011–2012, Canadian Institute for Health Information.