Table 2

Unmet needs identified by respondents to the South Australian Health Omnibus in 2006, 2007 (n = 5547) who had actively provided care (day-to-day or intermittent) at some time in the five years before responding for someone at the end of life and knew whether or not they would provide care again
Respondents who had someone close to them die from an expected death in the 5 years before responding who died of …
…heart failure …a life-limiting illness other than heart failure p value
n = 73 n = 1207
Perceived additional support needed for: n % n %
  physical care, symptom control, medications 24 32.9 286 23.7 0.075
  information about the disease progression of services available 9 12.3 214 17.7 0.237
  emotional, spiritual or bereavement support 21 28.8 297 24.6 0.424
  finances 3 4.1 77 6.4 0.619#

# Fisher’s Exact Test used.

Davidson et al.

Davidson et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:342   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-342

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