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Table 5 Ratings of symptom management and support during last admission

From: Dying in acute hospitals: voices of bereaved relatives

  Excellent Good Fair Poor N/A Don’t Know Total
Relief of pain- last admission 48.7% (163) 25.1% (84) 6.6% (22) 4.5% (15) 11.3% (38) 3.8% (13) 335
Relief of other symptoms – last admission 42.8% (137) 29.7% (95) 10.0% (32) 6.6% (21) 6.3% (20) 4.6% (15) 320
Spiritual support – last admission 39.4% (129) 21.1% (69) 8.6% (28) 8.9% (29) 10.4% (34) 11.6% (38) 327
Emotional support – last admission 36.1% (119) 20.3% (67) 12.7% (42) 10.0% (33) 7.9% (26) 13.0% (43) 330
    Strongly Agree/Agree Neither Agree nor Disagree Disagree/Strongly Disagree Don’t Know or N/A Total
There was enough help to meet physical comfort needs in last 2 days    73.3% (250) 6.7% (23) 8.2% (28) 11.8% (40) 341