Table 1

Demographic, clinical and service input variables for interview sample (n = 60).

VariablePatientCarer
Median age in years (quartiles)74.8 (64.0–82.0)60.6 (53.0–69.9)
Male sex (n [%])31 (52)22 (37)
Diagnosis (n [%])
 Cancer48 (80)
 Non-cancer12 (20)
Oncology treatment (n [%])
 Yes25 (42)
 No35 (58)
Macmillan nurse (n [%])
 Yes25 (42)
 No35 (58)
Marie Curie nurse (n [%])
 Yes26 (43)
 No34 (57)
Inpatient hospice (n [%])
 Yes23 (38)
 No37 (62)
Any palliative input (n [%])
 Yes43 (72)
 No17 (28)