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Table 2 Indicators for the adoption of a palliative care approach (n = 99)

From: Palliative care need and management in the acute hospital setting: a census of one New Zealand Hospital

Indicators of palliative approach Frequency % Missing data
Evidence of ACP 1 1.0 7
Placed on Liverpool Care Pathway 9 9.1 7
Referred to Hospital Palliative Care 32 32.3 4
Prescription of repeated long term opiates 20 20.2 7
Use of a syringe driver 10 10.1 7
Palliative care alert hospital 11 11.1 7
Palliative care alert hospice 15 15.2 8
Resuscitation status (respiratory) 56 56.6 12
Resuscitation status (cardiac) 17 17.2 10