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Table 1 Sampling by service

From: Is it recorded in the notes? Documentation of end-of-life care and preferred place to die discussions in the final weeks of life

Service Number of deaths
(Jan 05 - Dec 06)
Sampling fraction Number of sampled deaths/cases (random selection)
GSF GP Practice 38 50% 19
Heart Failure Community Matrons 30 50% 15
Hospital Specialist Palliative care service 307* 5% 15
Non-GSF Nursing Care Home 32 50% 16
TOTAL 407   65
  1. *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.