Table 2:

Probability of receiving physician-delivered palliative care in the last year of life according to patient sex, by cause of death*

Cause of deathRR (95% CI) (female v. male)
All1.09 (1.08–1.10)
All (adjusted for cause of death)1.07 (1.06–1.08)
Dementia1.05 (1.04–1.07)
Chronic organ failure1.08 (1.06–1.09)
Cancer1.03 (1.01–1.03)
  • Note: CI = confidence interval, RR = relative risk.

  • * Cause of death was included as a covariate in the model. Models were adjusted for age and chronic conditions.