Table 3.

Mediana costs and hospital days for deceased patients, USRDS 6-mo cohort

ParameternMedian Cost, Last 6 Mo of Life ($)Median Cost, Last Week of Life ($)Median Hospital Days, Last Week of Life
Total cohort91,68742,978 (1,392,744)4827 (255,881)2.0 (156)
Hospice, yes12,05842,247 (322,979)1883 (36,239)0.0 (16)
Hospice, no79,62943,090 (1,392,744)5428 (255,881)2.0 (156)
Withdrawal, yes19,51744,222 (776,003)3502 (106,988)2.0 (17)
    hospice, yes820041,853 (322,054)b1858 (32,992)b0.0 (16)b
    hospice, no11,31745,950 (776,003)4878 (106,988)4.0 (17)
Withdrawal, no65,86843,029 (1,392,744)5547 (255,881)2.0 (156)
    hospice, yes216545,736 (260,661)2559 (36,239)0.0 (8)
    hospice, no63,70342,915 (1,392,744)5663 (255,881)2.0 (156)
  • a Median values given with (total range), instead of minimum and maximum because most minimums were 0.

  • b Significant at P < 0.001 on Wilcoxon rank test of association between variable and withdrawal, yes, hospice, yes, versus withdrawal, yes, hospice, no.