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Table 2 Visit characteristics

From: Nurse-led navigation to provide early palliative care in rural areas: a pilot study

Total contacts N = 631a
In person: n = 553, By telephone: n = 78
Length of visit by nature and person present. Visit method and persons present Length, in minutes
Mean (SD)
In person with participant only: n = 326 57 (23)
In person with participant dyads only: n = 77 85 (37)
Telephone with participant only: n = 37 10 (3)
In person with family caregiver only: n = 7 49 (27)
Telephone with family caregiver only: n = 26 9 (3)
In person with both participant and family caregiver: n = 137 67 (21)
Telephone with both participant and family caregiver: n = 6 10 (0)
In person with other family (non-registrant): n = 6 18 (9)
Telephone with other family (non-registrant): n = 9 13 (4)
Scheduled versus Unscheduled Scheduled: n = 508
Unscheduled: n = 123 of which 76 (62%) initiated by navigator
Use of 24/7 call line By participant: n = 19, 4 resulted in home visit
By family/friend: n = 28, 8 resulted in home visit
Phone call from other family/friend: n = 8, 2 resulted in home visit
  1. aThis number excludes bereavement visits with family