Table 4.

Adjusted median survival from hospice admission of patients who discontinued dialysis based on multivariable Cox proportional hazards model

Patients (n)Adjusted Median Survival (d)
PPS score
 10–20 8873 (1–4)
 >20 8537 (3–9)
Initial site of care
 Home 5389 (6–12)
 Nursing home or residential hospice 3668 (5–11)
 Hospital or inpatient hospice unit 5674 (2–7)
Race
 White 15648 (5–12)
 Nonwhite 2015 (2–8)
Sex
 Men9776 (3–10)
 Women9707 (4–9)
Oxygen use6966 (3–9)
No oxygen use12517 (4–9)
Edema7834 (2–5)
No edema11648 (5–11)
  • Data are presented as n or median (interquartile range). Medians are adjusted for PPS score, initial site of care, race (white versus nonwhite), sex, oxygen use, and presence of edema. PPS, Palliative Performance Scale.