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Table 4 Distribution between observational units and study units during the testing phase

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

  Observational unit
  Patient Proxy Next-of-kin Caregiver   Care institution
Study unit before death before death after death before death after death before death
Care for the patient x x x    
Care for the next of kin    x    
Process of care     x x  
Structure of care       x