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Table 1 Events and decisions leading to transitions

From: The Older Persons’ Transitions in Care (OPTIC) study: pilot testing of the transition tracking tool

Trigger event(s) N (%)
Falls 21 (30.9)
  Fractures and other fall related injuries 4 (5.9)
  Hip/pelvis/leg pain 1 (1.5)
Change in physical condition 10 (14.7)
Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea 8 (11.8)
Change in mental status 5 (7.4)
Shortness of breath 3 (4.4)
Family/friend caregiver request 3 (4.4)
Chest Pain 3 (4.4)
Urinary symptoms 3 (4.4)
Change in behaviour 2 (2.9)
Respiratory symptoms 2 (2.9)
Other 4 (5.9)
# of trigger events 68
Valid cases/missing 50/4
Who was involved in decision to transfer?
(Check all that apply)
Registered Nurse 32 (38.1)
Physician of record 20 (23.8)
LPN 16 (19.0)
Family/friend caregiver 10 (11.9)
Resident 2 (2.4)
Nurse practitioner 2 (2.4)
Physiotherapist 1 (1.2)
Healthcare Aide (HCA) 1 (1.2)
# involved 84
Valid cases/missing 50/4
Who made the final decision to transfer?  
Physician of record for resident 16 (33.3)
Registered Nurse 12 (25.0)
Family/Friend 9 (18.8)
Licenced Practical Nurse 7 (14.6)
Resident 2 (4.2)
Nurse practitioner 2 (4.2)
Valid cases/missing 48/6