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Published online 2011 November 4. doi: 10.1186/1472-684X-10-18

Table 3

Preferences and outcomes in relation to place of death recorded in the last four weeks of life

GSF GP
Practice
Heart Failure
Community
Matrons
Hospital
Specialist
Palliative Care
Service
Non-GSF
Nursing Care
Home
Total
n(%)n(%)n(%)n(%)n(%)
Evidence of recorded preferred place to die?
Yes10(53)3(100)2(18)8(100)20(49)
No9(47)9(82)12(51)
Preferred Place to die (where recorded)a
Patient's own home8(80)2(67)7(64)17(53)
Hospital2(18)1(13)3(9)
Hospice1(10)1(3)
Care home1(10)1(33)1(9)7(88)10(31)
Patient-carer differences1b(9)1(3)
Place of death (all cases)
Patient's own home11(58)6(40)17(26)
Hospital5(26)5(33)15(100)4(25)29(45)
Hospice1(5)1(2)
Care home1(5)2(13)12(75)15(23)
Not recorded1(5)2(13)3(5)
Died in preferred place? (Where recorded)
Yes7(70)3(100)2(18)8(100)20(63)
No3(30)9(82)12(38)

Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding.

aWhere multiple PPC statements were made, the final PPC is represented.

bPatient wanted to go home, carer wanted the patient to stay in hospital: discharge plans were suspended.