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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