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Logo of bmcpalcBioMed Centralsearchsubmit a manuscriptregisterthis articleBMC Palliative Care
Published online 2011 November 4. doi: 10.1186/1472-684X-10-18

Table 1

Sampling by service

ServiceNumber of deaths
(Jan 05 - Dec 06)
Sampling fractionNumber of sampled deaths/cases (random selection)
GSF GP Practice3850%19
Heart Failure Community Matrons3050%15
Hospital Specialist Palliative care service307*5%15
Non-GSF Nursing Care Home3250%16

*This service was based in a hospital but provided hospice care support as well. The focus here was on the hospital element and this figure represents the number of deaths in hospital only.