Published: 15 March 2018
Author(s): Rodney P. Jones
Issue: March 2018
Section: Letter to the Editor

Physicians will be aware that workload seems to be inexplicably higher at sometimes than others. Interestingly, almost half of a person's entire lifetime utilization of acute inpatient care occurs in the last year of life, and more specifically in the last six months [1,2]. Could it be that the trends in the absolute number of deaths is the explanatory variable?


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