Table 3

Supportive home care measures in decedents with or without an RAI assessment

NO-RAIYES-RAI
Early palliative careNot early palliative careAbsolute risk difference (%) (early vs not early)*SDEarly palliative careNot early palliative careAbsolute risk difference (%) (early vs not early)*SD
N=36 238 (%)N=36 238 (%)N=3586 (%)N=3586 (%)
Supportive home care (any one or combination of the following three)22 191 (61.2)13 736 (37.9)23.30.392012 (56.1)656 (18.3)37.80.39
Physician house call in last 30 days9754 (26.9)6061 (16.7)10.20.86859 (24.0)341 (9.5)14.50.86
Palliative homecare nursing at home in last 30 days20 370 (56.2)12 320 (34.0)22.20.731822 (50.8)494 (13.8)37.00.73
Palliative personal support at home in last 30 days13 728 (37.9)7954 (21.9)16.00.271449 (40.4)374 (10.4)30.00.27
  • *McNemar’s test was significant to <0.0001 for all measures.

  • RAI, Resident Assessment Instrument.