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Emergency Department Visits By Home Care Patients In Last 30 Days Of Life


This is the percentage of publicly funded home care patients, of all ages, who had an unplanned visit to the emergency department in the last 30 days of life. A lower percentage of patients is better. Unplanned visits in the last month of life, which can be an extremely difficult experience for patients, could indicate they did not receive the care they needed in the community.

Provincial ×

 2015/16

 

60.3%

of patients visited the emergency department in last 30 days of life

 
 

Learn why some data is not available.

 

Compare results across regions:

 
Region Percent
Ontario 60.3
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant 57.0
Mississauga Halton 57.3
Waterloo Wellington 57.4
North West 58.6
Toronto Central 59.2
Champlain 59.7
South East 60.0
South West 60.2
Erie St Clair 60.7
North Simcoe Muskoka 60.9
Central West 61.8
Central 62.1
North East 63.9
Central East 64.3
 


Percentage of home care patients, of all ages, who had an unplanned visit to the emergency department in the last 30 days of life, in Ontario, 2011/12 to 2015/16
2011/122012/132013/142014/152015/1602040608010060.560.560.660.660.960.961.361.360.360.3Fiscal YearPercent
  Ontario
2011/12 60.5
2012/13 60.57
2013/14 60.93
2014/15 61.26
2015/16 60.29
 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Data source: Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), Registered Persons Database (RPDB), Home Care Database (HCD), provided by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). For more information on the technical description, please visit the Indicator Library.

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