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Table 6 Health and social care utilisation and informal care provision for the past 3 months at the baseline interview

From: Managing uncertain recovery for patients nearing the end of life in hospital: a mixed-methods feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of the AMBER care bundle

  Control Intervention
N User Utilisation N User Utilisation
n % Mean s.d. n % Mean s.d.
Overnight stay
 Intensive care unit 36 6 17.0 4.2 5.4 29 0 0.0 n/a n/a
 Inpatient ward 36 22 61.0 10.8 10.2 29 15 52.0 22.3 25.9
 Hospice 36 3 8.0 60.0 n/a 29 0 0.0 n/a n/a
 Nursing home 36 2 6.0 3.0 n/a 29 1 3.0 76.0 n/a
 Residential home 36 2 6.0 69.5 13.4 29 4 14.0 55.0 29.8
A&E 36 15 42.0 1.9 1.1 29 12 41.0 1.8 1.7
Emergency ambulance 36 15 42.0 1.9 1.3 29 13 45.0 1.5 0.7
Outpatient
 Palliative care 36 4 11.0 2.0 0.8 29 1 3.0 1.0 n/a
 Radiotherapy 36 7 19.0 2.0 1.2 29 0 0.0 n/a n/a
 Oncology clinic 36 13 36.0 2.5 1.5 29 1 3.0 2.0 n/a
 Other appointment 36 12 33.0 2.5 1.4 29 6 21.0 2.0 1.3
 Hospital transport ambulance 36 2 6.0 12.5 16.3 29 4 14.0 7.3 5.6
 GP face to face 36 28 78.0 2.7 1.6 29 25 86.0 3.4 2.6
 GP on the phone 36 24 67.0 2.9 1.2 29 17 59.0 2.6 2.5
Nurse
 Marie Curie 36 4 11.0 1.3 0.5 29 1 3.0 2.0 n/a
 McMillan or palliative care 36 9 25.0 3.4 2.3 29 1 3.0 1.0 n/a
 Other 36 4 11.0 1.5 0.7 29 3 10.0 1.0 0.0
 Palliative care or hospice at home team 36 7 19.0 3.0 2.6 29 0 0.0 n/a n/a
 Physiotherapist 36 8 22.0 2.4 0.9 29 7 24.0 2.5 1.9
 Occupational therapist 36 6 17.0 2.0 1.1 29 6 21.0 2.4 1.5
 Psychiatrist 36 0 0.0 n/a n/a 29 0 0.0 n/a n/a
 Psychologist or counsellor 36 3 8.0 1.7 1.2 29 0 0.0 n/a n/a
 Spiritual care person 36 0 0.0 n/a n/a 29 3 10.0 6.3 3.8
 Social worker 36 5 14.0 3.5 4.4 29 0 0.0 n/a n/a
 Paid formal carer 36 4 11.0 90.0 0.0 29 13 45.0 20.7 24.0
 Dietician 36 9 25.0 1.8 0.7 29 4 14.0 3.0 2.6
 Voluntary service 36 1 3.0 0.0 n/a 29 0 0.0 n/a n/a
 Other professionals 36 4 11.0 1.0 0.0 29 2 7.0 35.5 48.8
Investigation or diagnostic tests
 Blood test 36 35 97.0 13.8 8.7 29 18 62.0 5.6 6.5
 X-ray 36 28 78.0 3.3 3.8 29 13 45.0 2.7 1.1
 Echocardiogram 36 9 25.0 1.5 0.5 29 5 17.0 1.0 0.0
 Electrocardiogram 36 20 56.0 1.9 1.0 29 10 34.0 1.2 0.4
 Ultrasound 36 17 47.0 1.5 0.8 29 3 10.0 1.5 0.7
 Computed tomography scan 36 27 75.0 1.8 1.0 29 7 24.0 1.2 0.4
 Magnetic resonance image 36 13 36.0 1.6 0.9 29 1 3.0 2.0 n/a
 Other 36 17 47.0 4.3 6.0 29 7 24.0 1.2 0.4
Informal care (hours)
 Personal care 36 20 56.0 30.9 44.8 29 15 52.0 16.3 29.6
 Help with medical procedures 36 18 50.0 8.4 5.6 29 12 41.0 5.5 9.2
 Help inside the home 36 24 67.0 6.6 4.3 29 17 59.0 6.5 4.2
 Help outside the home 36 25 69.0 8.3 6.9 29 17 59.0 2.3 1.4
 Time spent on call 36 13 36.0 26.5 51.7 29 11 38.0 48.2 68.6
 Other 36 4 11.0 4.7 2.5 29 4 14.0 7.3 9.5
EQ-5D index score 33 0.00 0.33 28 −0.08 0.14
  1. A&E accident and emergency department, GP general practitioner, n/a not applicable. s.d. standard deviation