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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Can a "good death" be made better?: A preliminary evaluation of a patient-centred quality improvement strategy for severely ill in-patients

Baseline Characteristics
Sex 19 Male, 17 Female
Age Mean 77, Range 49–99
Interviewee
Patients Only 12
Patient and Family 3
Family Only 21
Language
Patient's First Language Not English 19
Translator required for interview 8
Resuscitation Status
DNR 19
Not Addressed at time of initial interview 12
Addressed yet no DNR order in chart 2
Specific request To ICU for reversible causes = 1
  No ACLS = 1
Full Code 1
Primary Diagnosis
Cancer 16
Cardiorespiratory 11
Neurological 6
Hepatic Disease 3