Table 3

Preferences and outcomes in relation to place of death 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 recorded preferred place to die?

Yes

10

(53)

3

(100)

2

(18)

8

(100)

20

(49)

No

9

(47)

9

(82)

12

(51)

Preferred Place to die (where recorded)a

Patient's own home

8

(80)

2

(67)

7

(64)

17

(53)

Hospital

2

(18)

1

(13)

3

(9)

Hospice

1

(10)

1

(3)

Care home

1

(10)

1

(33)

1

(9)

7

(88)

10

(31)

Patient-carer differences

1b

(9)

1

(3)

Place of death (all cases)

Patient's own home

11

(58)

6

(40)

17

(26)

Hospital

5

(26)

5

(33)

15

(100)

4

(25)

29

(45)

Hospice

1

(5)

1

(2)

Care home

1

(5)

2

(13)

12

(75)

15

(23)

Not recorded

1

(5)

2

(13)

3

(5)

Died in preferred place? (Where recorded)

Yes

7

(70)

3

(100)

2

(18)

8

(100)

20

(63)

No

3

(30)

9

(82)

12

(38)


Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding.

aWhere multiple PPC statements were made, the final PPC is represented.

bPatient wanted to go home, carer wanted the patient to stay in hospital: discharge plans were suspended.

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

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