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Table 1 Hospital characteristics (N = 74)

From: Palliative care in Dutch hospitals: a rapid increase in the number of expert teams, a limited number of referrals

  Overall N = 74
n (%)
Number of beds
 - 0–500 47 (63)
 - 501–1500 25 (34)
 - Missing 2 (3)
Palliative care policy plan 40 (54)
Assignment from the board of directors or medical staff to develop palliative care 61 (82)
Palliative care steering group 63 (85)
Palliative Care Team 57 (77)
Number of PCTs that started before 2012 19 (34)
Number of PCTs that started before 2010 13 (25)
Outpatient clinic palliative care 16 (22)
Palliative daycare 3 (4)
Palliative care labeled beds 15 (20)
Labeled beds are concentrated on a unit for palliative care 5 (7)
Palliative care nurse champions 54 (73)
Use of measurement instruments 67 (91)
Use of palliative care guidelines 71 (96)
Use of care pathway for the dying 52 (70)