Table 2

Discussions relating to end of life care recorded in the last four weeks of life

GSF GP

Practice

Heart Failure

Community

Matrons

Hospital

Specialist

Palliative Care

Service

Non-GSF

Nursing Care

Home

Total


n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)

Evidence of discussion about EOL issues with patient?

Yes

15

(79)

5

(33)

11

(73)

31

(48)

No

4

(21)

10

(67)

4

(27)

16

(100)

34

(52)

Evidence of discussion about EOL issues with carer?

Yes

7

(37)

6

(40)

11

(73)

11

(69)

35

(54)

No

12

(63)

9

(60)

4

(27)

5

(31)

30

(46)

Evidence of a DNR order?

Yes

8

(53)

6

(38)

14

(22)

No

19

(100)

15

(100)

7

(47)

10

(63)

51

(79)

Recognised care pathway recorded?

Yes

1

(5)

5

(31)

6

(9)

No

18

(95)

15

(100)

15

(100)

11

(69)

59

(91)


Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding.

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

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