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Table 2 Relative contribution of each disease group to expected deaths and uptake of specialist palliative care services within each diagnostic group.

From: Caregivers' perceived adequacy of support in end-stage lung disease: results of a population survey

  Percentage (absolute numbers)
Diagnosis ...of deaths ... who knew specialist palliative care services were utilised
Cancer 77.5 (3683) 52.0 (1917)
Motor neurone disease and other neurodegenerative disorders 3.0 (142) 51.4 (73)
End-stage lung disease 9.0 (428) 37.1 (159)
End-stage cardiac failure 4.9 (235) 28.1 (66)
End-stage hepatic disease 0.8 (39) 35.9 (14)
End-stage renal failure 0.9 (43) 30.2 (13)
AIDS 0.4 (17) 58.8 (10)
Other diagnoses 3.5 (167) 26.3 (44)
Total 100.0 (4754) 48.3 (2296)
  1. 2002-03 and 2005-7