Table 3

Demographic information for patients whose admission was considered potentially avoidable (n = 14)
Sex Male 7 (50%)
Female 7 (50%)
Age Median 84 years
Age Range 75-97 years
Partnership status Married 1 (7.1%)
Divorced 1 (7.1%)
Widowed 11 (71.4%)
[no data in notes] 1 (7.1%)
Ethnic origin White 14 (100%)
Living arrangements Lives alone 3 (21.4%)
Co-habits 3 (21.4%)
Nursing home or residential care 7 (50%)
[no data in notes] 1 (7.1%)

Gott et al.

Gott et al. BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:9   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-12-9

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