Table 4

Demographics

Deceased cancer patients: (14 patients (100%))

Sex

Women

7 patients (50%)

Men

7 patients (50%)

Age at time of death, median (range)

64.5 years (44; 83)

Patients in contact with a specialist palliative care team

11 patients (79%)


Place of death:

Home

7 patients (50%)

(14 patients (100%))

Hospital

3 patients (21%)

Hospice

2 patients (14%)

Short-term nursing home

2 patients (14%)


Time from patient's death to interview with relative, median (range)

6 months (1; 16)


Relatives interviewed (14 informants (100%))

Sex

Women

11 informants (79%)

Men

3 informants (21%)

Family relationship to patient

Spouse

8 informants (57%)

Child

4 informants (29%)

Sibling

2 informants (14%)

Age at interview, median (range)

52 years (40; 75)

Place of residence

Urban

3 informants (21%)

Semi-urban

5 informants (36%)

Rural

6 informants (43%)


Neergaard et al. BMC Palliative Care 2008 7:1   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-7-1

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