Table 1

Sampling by service

Service

Number of deaths

(Jan 05 - Dec 06)

Sampling fraction

Number of sampled deaths/cases (random selection)


GSF GP Practice

38

50%

19

Heart Failure Community Matrons

30

50%

15

Hospital Specialist Palliative care service

307*

5%

15

Non-GSF Nursing Care Home

32

50%

16

TOTAL

407

65


*This service was based in a hospital but provided hospice care support as well. The focus here was on the hospital element and this figure represents the number of deaths in hospital only.

Cox et al. BMC Palliative Care 2011 10:18   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-10-18

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