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Table 1 Carer Background Information

From: “It’s a waiting game” a qualitative study of the experience of carers of patients who require an alternate level of care

Variable N = 15a (for 12 unique patients)
Sex Female = 9
Male = 6
Relationship to Care Recipient Spouse = 2
Child = 7
Parent = 2
Sibling = 1
Relative (non-immediate) = 3
Employment Status Employed = 7
Retired = 4
Not Working = 1
Type of Hospital of Care Recipient Acute = 1
Post-Acute = 11
Living Arrangements Lived with Care Recipient = 3
Lived Apart from Care Recipient = 9
Length of Hospital Stay of Care Recipient <1 year = 7
1–3 years = 4
>3 years =1
Primary Reason for Hospitalization of Care Recipient Fall = 5
Stroke = 1
Cancer – 2
Acquired Brain Injury = 1
Mental Illness = 1
Frailty (no specific disease noted) = 2
Received Community Services Prior to Hospitalization Yes = 7
No = 5 (1 refused services)
  1. aIn two interviews more than one carer participated