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Table 4 Distribution of the contents of the requests among the enquiring groups

From: Identifying patients suitable for palliative care - a descriptive analysis of enquiries using a Case Management Process Model approach

Enquiring persons Main content of request
  Admission to palliative care ward Palliative home care service Palliative consultation service Consultation and advice Other contents
Internal professionals of the hospital 220 48 68 22 3
(47.4%) (36.1%) (84.0%) (7.1%) (23.1%)
External professionals/services 130 24 1 68 2
(28.0%) (18.0%) (1.2%) (22.0%) (15.4%)
External affected persons 113 60 12 215 8
(24.4%) (45.1%) (14.8%) (69.6%) (61.5%)
Other persons 1 1 0 4 0
(0.2%) (0.8%) (0.0%) (1.3%) (0.0%)
  n = 464 n = 133 n = 81 n = 309 n = 13
(100 %) (100 %) (100 %) (100 %) (100 %)