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Table 4 Content of contacts of the case manager with patients and/or carers

From: Case management in primary palliative care is associated more strongly with organisational than with patient characteristics: results from a cross-sectional prospective study

  Number of times the patient/carer had… Number of patients/carers who had at least once…
  (n = 662) (n = 662)
median (range) n (%)
A conversation about:   
- physical complaints 3.0 (0–26) 619 (93.5)
- life expectancy 1.0 (0–16) 526 (79.5)
- psychological aspects 2.0 (0–22) 525 (79.3)
- incurability of disease 1.0 (0–13) 502 (75.8)
- medical treatment(s) 1.0 (0–17) 456 (68.9)
- possibilities of palliative care 1.0 (0–12) 456 (68.9)
- social aspects 1.0 (0–22) 443 (66.9)
- main diagnosis 1.0 (0–11) 432 (65.3)
- burden of treatment(s) 1.0 (0–15) 413 (62.4)
- spiritual aspects 0 (0–12) 312 (47.1)
- possible medical complications 0 (0–7) 274 (41.4)
- other 0 (0–12) 302 (45.6)
Been given information on:   
- care services 1.0 (0–13) 468 (70.7)
- illness 1.0 (0–13) 441 (66.6)
- nursing / physical care 1.0 (0–16) 403 (60.9)
- medical treatment(s) 1.0 (0–15) 354 (53.5)
- coping 1.0 (0–14) 347 (52.4)
- home care technology 0 (0–6) 215 (32.5)
- other 0 (0–13) 296 (44.7)
An assessment of care needs 2.0 (0–22) 577 (87.2)
Coordination of care 0 (0–15) 318 (48.0)