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Table 4 Differences in the quality of care or various places of deatha, b, c

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

  Home Residential care for the elderly Hospital Hospice Palliative care unitd Other institutione
General quality rating (0–10)
 Care provided to the patient in last week of life ref −0.584 −0.921 0.010 −0.529 −0.163
 Support by healthcare professionals for relatives before death of the patient ref −0.416 −0.892 0.229 −0.451 0.308
 Support by healthcare professionals for relatives after death of the patient ref −0.071 −0.971 0.582 −0.266 0.396
CQIf dimensions (1–4)
 Care for the psychosocial/spiritual well-being of the patient ref −0.164 −0.274 −0.167 −0.227 −0.229
 Care for the relative’s own psychosocial/spiritual well-being ref −0.188 −0.473 −0.040 −0.139 −0.032
 Attitude to the relatives ref −0.187 −0.367 −0.042 −0.136 −0.193
 Respect/care for autonomy ref −0.266 −0.388 −0.176 −0.306 −0.334
 Information for the relative in the last week before death ref −0.071 −0.294 0.118 −0.118 0.027
 Expertise ref −0.204 −0.150 −0.051 −0.197 −0.118
  1. aCorrected for age and gender of the patient, age, gender, level of education and perceived health of the relative and their relationship to the patient; characteristics of the patient’s disease (disease and burden of symptoms)
  2. bFor the sake of brevity, only the coefficients for the place of death have been reported
  3. cItems in bold are significantly different from the reference group (= home) (p < 0.05)
  4. dPalliative care unit at a nursing home or care home
  5. eOther institution, mainly care for the handicapped or mental healthcare
  6. f CQI Consumer Quality Index, a survey for measuring experiences