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Table 2 Patient 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

Ward Dementia diagnosis Number of patient cases Average age of patients (range) Male patients Female patients Average length of stay in days (range) Patients with DNACPR Patients on LCP
Oak MMHU Dementia 11 83 7 4 21 (5–38) 11 9
No dementia 6 81 4 2 19 (6–50) 5 4
Ash (AMU) Dementia 2 86 2 0 3 (2–4) 2 1
No dementia 8 83 4 4 1.5 (1–2) 8 5a
Elm HCOP Male Dementia 2 85 2   10 (5–15) 2 2
No dementia 4 83.5 4   23.5 (7–48) 4 4
Fir HCOP Female Dementia 3 88   3 15 (12–21) 3 3
No dementia 6 88   6 10 (6–17) 6 2
  1. aOne of these patients was placed on the LCP, but taken off it 3 hours later
  2. Characteristics of deceased patients whose case notes were reviewed