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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 1991;12(3):30-36.
Published online March 1, 1991.
A study on patients with terminal stage of cancer where cancer patients die.
Kyoung Mi Kim, Young Chul Kim, Hyun Joo Boo, Ho Cheol Shin, Eun Sook Park
악성종양환자들의 말기적 상황에 대한 고찰
박은숙, 신호철, 김경미, 김용철, 부현주
가톨릭의과대학 가정의학과
Abstract
The objective of this study is to observe the place of death according to characteristics of patients.
In a sample of dying patients with cancer, place of death according to age, marriage, religion, duration of education, social class by occupation, cancer site, length of time between diagnosis and death and method of trearment was investigated.
The outcomes were as follows.
1. The sex is significantly related to place of death ; male patients with cancer are more likely to die at home. (male 73.2%, female 26.8% death at home, P<.001)
2. The social class by occupation is significantly related to place of death: patients with cancer resided in higher social class are more likely to die at home and who resided in lower social class are more likely to die at hospital(P<.001).


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