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Table 3 Quantitative indicators of appropriateness of approach to care (n = 99)

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

Indicators Frequency % Missing data
Code status appropriate? 76 76.8 1
Is the level of investigation appropriate? 93 93.9 1
Effective symptom management? 88 88.9 1
Family/patient information needs ascertained? 31 31.3 2
Goals of care clearly documented? 29 29.3 1
Would limitations of treatment be clear to an on call out-of-hours clinician (medical care provided outside normal GP surgery hours)? 29 29.3 1
Involvement of Pacific Family Support Kai Atawhai (Non NZ European patients) (n = 24) 2 8.3 2
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