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Table 3 Community demand for hospice care services, n (%)

From: Investigation of the awareness of and demand for hospice care and attitudes towards life-sustaining treatment at the end of life among community residents in Hangzhou

  Service expectations (multiple choice) Preferred location (multiple choice) Expectations about number of beds per room Out-of-pocket costs (RMB/month)
Expectation Frequency Percentage Location Frequency Percentage Number of beds Frequency Percentage Cost Frequency Percentage
1 Reduced discomfort 392 75.53 Professional hospice care institutions 258 49.71 One 234 45.09 < 200 324 62.43
2 Medical help 313 60.31 General hospital 230 44.32 Two 252 48.55 200 ~ 400 138 26.59
3 Company 260 50.10 Home 206 39.69 Three 27 5.2 400 ~ 600 32 6.17
4 Assistance in completing a will 214 41.23 Pension agency 205 39.5 Other 6 1.16 600 ~ 800 12 2.31
5 Funeral preparations 177 34.1 Community health center 114 21.97     > 800 13 2.50