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Table 3 Characteristics of interviewed subjects (n = 11)

From: Palliative care in the emergency department as seen by providers and users: a qualitative study

Characteristics of interviewed subjects Values
Participant type, N (%)
 Patient 6 (54.5)
 Relative 5 (45.5)
Age
 Patients’ average 68 (range: 49–86)
 Relatives’ average 63 (range: 47–69)
Gender, n %
 Female 9 (81.8)
 Male 2 (18.2)
Patients’ primary disease, n (%)
 Cancer 6 (54.5)
 Pulmonary disease 5 (45.5)
Primary reason for visiting the ED, n (%)
 Pain 2 (18.2)
 Breathlessness 4 (36.4)
 Gastrointestinal problems 3 (27.2)
 Ambulation problems 2 (18.2)
Interview duration (mean) 15 min (range: 9–24)