Table 5

Responses from questionnaires completed by nursing staff, regarding patients experiencing a potentially avoidable hospitalisation (n = 13)
Yes No
Would you be surprised if this patient died during the current admission? 5 (38.5%) 8 (61.5%)
Would you be surprised if this patient died within the next 12 months? 2 (15.4%) 10 (77.0%)
Do you believe this patient has palliative care needs? 7 (53.9%) 5 (38.5%)
Do you think this admission was clinically necessary? 7 (53.9%) 0

Gott et al.

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

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