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Table 6 Responses from questionnaires completed by medical staff, regarding patients experiencing a potentially avoidable hospitalisation (n = 10)

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? 4 (40%) 6 (60%)
Would you be surprised if this patient died within the next 12 months? 1 (10%) 9 (90%)
Do you believe this patient has palliative care needs? 5 (50%) 5 (50%)
Do you think this admission was clinically necessary? 4 (40%) 1 (10%)