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Table 4 Number of patients (%) with documented use of checklists at the PaTH sites

From: Generic care pathway for elderly patients in need of home care services after discharge from hospital: a cluster randomised controlled trial

  Small town Rural municipalities City Total
HCC I (n = 17) HCC II (n = 11) HCC III (n = 8) HCC IV (n = 8) HCC V (n = 78) HCC VI (n = 41) (n = 163)
Adherence to PaTH        
No checklist used 0 0 0 3 (38%) 21 (27%) 10 (24%) 34 (21%)
1 checklist used 7 (41%) 0 0 2 (25%) 12 (15%) 5 (12%) 26 (16%)
2 checklists used 7 (41%) 2 (18%) 1 (13%) 1 (13%) 20 (26%) 13 (32%) 44 (27%)
3-4 checklists used 3 (18%) 9 (82%) 7 (88%) 2 (25%) 25 (32%) 13 (32%) 59 (36%)
Checklist used        
Discharge call 2 (12%) 8 (73%) a a 16 (21%) 23 (56%) 50a (31%)
HCS assessment 3 days 17 (100%) 11 (100%) 8 (100%) 5 (63%) 53 (68%) 28 (68%) 122 (75%)
GP assessment 2 weeks 5 (29%) 8 (73%) 8 (100%) 3 (38%) 38 (49%) 16 (39%) 78 (48%)
HCS assessment 4 weeks 6 (35%) 6 (55%) 7 (88%) 2 (25%) 29 (37%) 9 (22%) 59 (36%)
  1. Abbreviations: HCC home care cluster, HCS home care services, GP general practitioner
  2. aMissing data. In rural area II and III, discharge calls were registered on paper and were not any longer available when data was collected from the electronic health records