Table 5

Actual place of death, patient involvement and number of discussions by the last recorded preferred place, n=453 with discussion recorded

All deathsPreferred place at discussion closest to death (%)
Hospital
n=80 (17.7%)
Home
n=184 (40.6%)
Care home
n=64 (14.1%)
Hospice
n=82 (18.1%)
Unknown
n=43 (9.5%)
Actual place of death
Hospital217 (47.9)77 (96.3)66 (35.9)15 (23.4)28 (34.1)31 (72.1)
Home103 (22.7)2 (2.5)95 (51.6)1 (1.2)5 (11.6)
Care home61 (13.5)1 (1.3)6 (3.3)48 (75.0)2 (2.4)4 (9.3)
Hospice72 (15.9)17 (9.2)1 (1.6)51 (62.2)3 (7.0)
Involved in discussion (n=451)*
Patient (alone/with relative)323 (71.6)38 (48.1)160 (87.0)32 (50.0)65 (80.2)28 (65.1)
Relative(s) only122 (28.4)41 (51.9)24 (13.0)32 (50.0)16 (19.8)15 (34.9)
Number of discussions
One189 (41.7)24 (30.0)92 (50.0)32 (50.0)24 (29.3)17 (39.5)
More than one264 (58.3)56 (70.0)92 (50.0)32 (50.0)58 (70.7)26 (60.5)
 No change in preference118 (44.7)8 (14.3)74 (80.4)13 (40.6)13 (22.4)10 (38.5)
  • *Not including those whose involvement was ‘Unknown’ (n=2).