- •End-of-life hospitalizations of nursing home residents are common in Germany.
- •We found a small decrease over recent years in the proportion of in-hospital deaths.
- •No significant differences in hospitalization rates during the last 7, 14 and 30 days of life over a 10-year period were seen.
- •The length of terminal hospitalizations decreased over time.
- •More studies should examine longitudinal trends.
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