Table 3

Healthcare costs in the last 14 days of life in the matched cohorts (in euro)

Palliative home care support (n=17 674)Mean incremental
(P value)
Yes (n=8837)No (n=8837)
Mean (95% CI)Median (Q1–Q3)Mean (95% CI)Median (Q1–Q3)
Total inpatient costs1766 (1706 to 1826)0 (0–2724)4222 (4133 to 4311)3400 (513–6754)−2454 (p<0.001)
Total outpatient costs1314 (1291 to 1337)1243 (449–1829)476 (461 to 492)251 (11–647)838 (p<0.001)
Total costs3081 (3025 to 3136)2055 (1305–4227)4698 (4610 to 4787)3996 (1077–7124)−1617 (p<0.001)
  • All costs expressed in 2017 euros. Costs were calculated using data on all reimbursed medical care costs and rounded. Total inpatient costs included all specific intervention and medication costs in the hospital. Total outpatient costs included all specific intervention and medication costs outside the hospital.

  • Q1–Q3 , IQR range.