Additional file 1: of Intensive care at the end of life in patients dying due to non-cancer chronic diseases versus cancer: a nationwide study in Denmark

Cumulative prevalence of causes of death, 2005–2011 in Denmark. †Total = 377,410. All decedents were aged 18 years and older. ICD-10 diagnoses were used to define chronic diseases as underlying cause of death. Cancer, diabetes, dementia, ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were included in the study. All other causes of death were excluded. ‡Heart failure was defined according to the National Indicator Project – cancer, diabetes, dementia, ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and others were defined according to the Danish Registry of Causes of Death. (PDF 72 kb)