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Table 2 Location or site / care movements: a summary of the number of transitions made by all patients by location change

From: Transitions in care during the end of life: changes experienced following enrolment in a comprehensive palliative care program

Location / care changing FROM Location / care changing TO Number of all transitions (%)
  PCP inpatient unit All other acute care units Home Home with NSCC care Long term care Total
PCP inpatient unit 1201 (26.1) 28 (6.1) 301 (65.4) 0 11 (2.4) 460 (7.8)
All other acute care units 184 (7.2) 3502 (13.7) 1899 (74.5) 73 (2.9) 44 (1.8) 2550 (43.2)
Home 628 (32.1) 897 (45.8) 1993 (10.2) 206 (10.5) 29 (1.5) 1959 (33.2)
Home (with NSCC care) 93 (10.4) 290 (32.3) 504 (56.1) 93 (1.0) 2 (0.22) 898 (15.2)
Long term care 3 (9.1) 10 (30.3) 14 (42.4) 0 63 (18.2) 33 (0.6)
Total 1028 (17.4) 1575 (26.7) 2914 (49.4) 288 (4.9) 92 (1.6) 59004 (100)
  1. Site/care movements from and to the same location were evident.
  2. 1 The patient was admitted under the PCP but placed in a bed elsewhere in the hospital while waiting transfer to the inpatient PCP unit. The movement in this situation reflects a physical location change from within the acute care facility to the PCP inpatient unit. It does not represent a change in care.
  3. 2Site movements across different acute care units are captured here.
  4. 3Each of these same site movements reflect a change in 'active' care status to 'non-active' care status or vice versa. 'Active' care is defined as care provided to a patient by PCP staff. 'Non-active' care refers to care being provided by individuals not associated with the PCP program.
  5. 4Three transition records were missing site information