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Table 2 Classification of relevant studies by health conditions and healthcare sectors (n = 91)

From: Conceptual foundations of a palliative approach: a knowledge synthesis

   # Articles by healthcare sectora
Health conditions # Articles Hospital Residential Home and community Other b
Multiple chronic diseases 29 8 8 10 4
Cancer 13 6 2 6 3
Dementia 9 1 8 2 1
COPD 4 1 0 2 1
Neurological diseases 4 2 1 1 2
AIDs 2 0 0 1 1
Renal disease 2 2 0 1 0
Frail elderly 4 0 2 2 0
Congestive heart failure 2 1 0 1 0
Other 1 0 1 0 0
Not specified 21 12 5 3 4
Total 91 33 27 29 16
  1. aCoding is not mutually exclusive as some studies addressed multiple healthcare sectors
  2. bhospice care (3 studies), unclear/unspecified (10 studies), education (3 studies)