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Table 3 Example of themes within domains: Domain 1 ‘Physical treatment and care’

From: Towards a standardized method of developing quality indicators for palliative care: protocol of the Quality indicators for Palliative Care (Q-PAC) study

Process of care  
1. To measure or evaluate general symptom burden
2. To measure or evaluate pain
3. To measure or evaluate nausea and problems with digestion
4. To measure or evaluate fatigue and insomnia
5. To measure or evaluate decubitus
6. To measure or evaluate appetite
7. To measure or evaluate problems with respiration/tightness of the chest
8. To measure or evaluate delirium
9. To measure or evaluate complaints on the mouth
10. To treat or care for physical symptoms once observed with the patient
11. Mentioning in the patient’s file the presence of symptoms
12. Mentioning in the patient’s file the offered treatment and/or medication for the purpose of physical problems
13. Mentioning in the patient’s file the result of the offered treatment and/or medication for the purpose of physical problems
Outcome of care  
1. Low general symptom burden
2. Absence of pain
3. Absence of problems with respiration/ tightness of the chest
4. Absence of delirium
5. Absence of decubitus
6. Absence of fatigue and insomnia
7. Absence of complaints of the mouth
8. Absence of nausea and problems with digestion
9. A good appetite