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32 Most Frequent End of Life Procedures in Last 12 Weeks (graphic)

Simon Ioffe has a compelling graphic in the Arcadia Data Gallery.


The artists defined seven periods of a patient’s end-of-life care, starting 13 weeks prior to death, and proceeding in two-week intervals until the date of death. In each phase, the top 32 most common services provided are depicted. Those services are then tracked by the ranking through each time phase.


The viewer can find a procedure of interest, and trace it across 12 weeks to understand how it fits in with other services offered at the end of a person’s life.

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