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Table 1 Characteristics of interviewed participants

From: Patients’ perception of types of errors in palliative care – results from a qualitative interview study

Interview number Participant number Sex Main diagnosis Other diagnoses/symptoms Days in palliative care Setting of the interview Approach via
1 MUC 2 f ovarian cancer metastasis of the bone, lung, gut and peritoneum; spinal cord compression with paraplegia, pain 12 palliative care unit palliative care unit
2 MUC 3 m colon cancer metastasis of the liver and peritoneum, pain, sleep disorder 10 home outpatient palliative home care service
3 MUC 4 m chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) heart failure, diabetes, osteochondrosis, dyspnoea 180 home outpatient palliative home care service
4 MUC 6 f glioblastoma epilepsy, difficult social conditions 45 home outpatient palliative home care service
5 MUC 7 m pancreatic cancer pain, cachexia, nausea 30 home outpatient palliative home care service
6 MUC 8 f lung cancer dyspnoea, pain 12 palliative care unit palliative care unit
7 MUC 10 f leiomyosarcoma pain, provision of care unclear 23 palliative care unit palliative care unit
8 DUS 1 f anal cancer local infiltration, pain, hypercalcemia, oral thrush, anxiety, sleep disorder 28 palliative care unit palliative care unit
9 DUS 2 f breast cancer metastasis of the bone; instable fractures of the spine; pain, anxiety 40 palliative care unit inpatient palliative care consultation service
10 DUS 5 m cancer of unknown primary (CUP) metastasis of the bone, lung and adrenal gland, pain oesophageal thrush, cachexia, obstipation, immobility, nausea, hypercalcemia, anxiety, restlessness 28 palliative care unit palliative care unit
11 DUS 7 f glioblastoma nausea, pain, vertigo, sight disorder 53 palliative care unit palliative care unit
12 DUS 8 m bladder cancer metastasis of the liver, local infiltration, depression, pain, nausea, immobility 10 urological ward inpatient palliative care consultation service