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Table 1 Ward characteristics

From: Communication between family carers and health professionals about end-of-life care for older people in the acute hospital setting: a qualitative study

Pseudonym Oak Ash Elm Fir
Type of ward Medical and Mental Health Unit (MMHU) Acute Admissions Unit (AMU) Health Care of Older People (HCOP)
Male patients
Health Care of Older People (HCOP) Female patients
Number of beds 28 42 23 28
Approx. number of staff 45 75 31 38
Number of deceased patients whose notes accessed 17 10 6 9
  1. Ward characteristics