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Table 5 Number of records and person years in the last 6 months of life, by dataset, for cancer and non-cancer cohorts

From: Resource use, costs and quality of end-of-life care: observations in a cohort of elderly Australian cancer decedents

  Total records Records (last 6 months) Total person years
Cancer cohort (n = 9,862)    
  Health services (MBS) 3,571,888 1,013,143 31,289
  Prescription drugs (R/PBS) 2,142,162 407,200 31,289
  Hospital services (APDC) 131,013 28,958 75,641
  Emergency department (EDDC) 27,834 12,518 26,331
Non-cancer cohort (n = 15,483)    
  Health services (MBS) 4,758,023 1,193,625 50,756
  Prescription drugs (R/PBS) 3,459,325 594,474 50,756
  Hospital services (APDC) 177,740 30,886 120,387
  Emergency department (EDDC) 41,763 16,707 42,972