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Table 5 Responses from questionnaires completed by nursing staff, regarding patients experiencing a potentially avoidable hospitalisation (n = 13)

From: What is the extent of potentially avoidable admissions amongst hospital inpatients with palliative care needs?

  Yes No
Would you be surprised if this patient died during the current admission? 5 (38.5%) 8 (61.5%)
Would you be surprised if this patient died within the next 12 months? 2 (15.4%) 10 (77.0%)
Do you believe this patient has palliative care needs? 7 (53.9%) 5 (38.5%)
Do you think this admission was clinically necessary? 7 (53.9%) 0