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Table 2 Discussions relating to end of life care recorded in the last four weeks of life

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

  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 discussion about EOL issues with patient?           
Yes 15 (79) 5 (33) 11 (73)    31 (48)
No 4 (21) 10 (67) 4 (27) 16 (100) 34 (52)
Evidence of discussion about EOL issues with carer?           
Yes 7 (37) 6 (40) 11 (73) 11 (69) 35 (54)
No 12 (63) 9 (60) 4 (27) 5 (31) 30 (46)
Evidence of a DNR order?           
Yes      8 (53) 6 (38) 14 (22)
No 19 (100) 15 (100) 7 (47) 10 (63) 51 (79)
Recognised care pathway recorded?           
Yes 1 (5)      5 (31) 6 (9)
No 18 (95) 15 (100) 15 (100) 11 (69) 59 (91)
  1. Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding.