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Table 2 Characteristics of attendees from the three PCDS centres included in analysis

From: Exploring the costs, consequences and efficiency of three types of palliative care day services in the UK: a pragmatic before-and-after descriptive cohort study

  Centre 1 Centre 2 Centre 3 Total (%)
Sample size (n) 8 8 22 38 (100%)
Average mean age (years) 66 75 68 69
Male (%) 7 4 9 20 (53%)
White ethnicity (%) 6 8 19 33 (87%)
Married (%) 5 4 11 20 (53%)
Living alone (%) 3 4 6 13 (34%)
Owner occupied homes (%) 5 6 16 27 (71%)
Cancer diagnosis (%) 7 3 14 24 (63%)
Average time since diagnosis (years) 1 5 4 4
Referral source (%)
 Hospital consultant 8    8 (21%)
 Hospice community nurse   4 4 8 (21%)
 Clinical nurse specialist   3 5 8 (21%)
 GP   1 1 2 (5%)
 Respiratory service    5 5 (13%)
 Specialist palliative care team    2 2 (5%)
 Occupational therapist    2 2 (5%)
 Within hospice referral    2 2 (5%)
 Not available    1 1 (3%)