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Table 2 Quality of palliative care for various places of dead

From: Relatives’ perceived quality of palliative care: comparisons between care settings in which patients die

  Whole group
N = 1368 (100%)
Home
N = 430 (32%)
Residential care for the elderly
N = 559 (41%)
Hospital
N = 148 (11%)
Hospice
N = 117 (9%)
Palliative care unita
N = 76 (6%)
Other institutionb
N = 34 (2%)
M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) M (SD)
General quality rating (0–10)
 Care provided to the patient in last week of life 8.54 (1.56) 8.87 (1.32) 8.33 (1.58) 7.82 (2.02) 9.11 (1.07) 8.52 (1.58) 8.97 (1.31)
 Support by healthcare professionals for relatives before death of the patient 8.26 (1.73) 8.48 (1.64) 8.11 (1.71) 7.50 (2.23) 8.88 (1.13) 8.20 (1.67) 9.03 (1.26)
 Support by healthcare professionals for relatives after death of the patient 7.75 (2.23) 7.80 (2.34) 7.76 (2.02) 6.82 (2.80) 8.45 (1.65) 7.67 (2.17) 8.70 (2.02)
CQId dimensions (1–4)c
 Care for the psychosocial/spiritual well-being of the patient 3.65 (0.53) 3.76 (0.42) 3.61 (0.56) 3.46 (0.68) 3.73 (0.47) 3.62 (0.53) 3.75 (0.59)
 Care for the relative’s own psychosocial/spiritual well-being 3.42 (0.75) 3.52 (0.68) 3.38 (0.72) 2.96 (1.03) 3.62 (0.66) 3.43 (0.78) 3.62 (0.52)
 Attitude to the relatives 3.62 (0.53) 3.76 (0.41) 3.55 (0.54) 3.36 (0.72) 3.76 (0.37) 3.65 (0.45) 3.69 (0.59)
 Respect/care for autonomy 3.59 (0.57) 3.76 (0.42) 3.54 (0.58) 3.33 (0.79) 3.63 (0.53) 3.52 (0.57) 3.60 (0.65)
 Information for the relative in the last week before death 3.31 (0.62) 3.34 (0.58) 3.31 (0.60) 3.02 (0.73) 3.49 (0.55) 3.31 (0.58) 3.60 (0.64)
 Expertise 3.44 (0.56) 3.56 (0.49) 3.35 (0.58) 3.34 (0.65) 3.55 (0.54) 3.39 (0.55) 3.54 (0.55)
  1. aPalliative care unit at a nursing home or care home
  2. bOther institution, mainly care for the handicapped or mental healthcare
  3. ca higher value represents a more positive rating
  4. d CQI Consumer Quality Index, a survey for measuring experiences