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Table 6 Availability and utilization of care activities in the category Palliative care

From: Dementia care and service systems – a mapping system tested in nine Swedish municipalities

Definition Municipalitya Early stage Intermediate stage Late stage End of life stage
Available for Utilized by Available for Utilized by Available for Utilized by Available for Utilized by
Hospice/Palliative care at home: Hospice is a type of care and a philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a terminally ill patient’s symptoms. The focus should be on physical, emotional, spiritual or social needs [23]. The care is provided at home. 1 All Few All Few All Few All Few
2 All Most All Most All Most All Few
3 All Few All Few All Few All Few
4 All All All All All All All All
5 All Few All Few All Few All Few
6 All No one All Few All Few All Few
7 All Few All Few All Few All Few
8 No one No one No one No one No one No one No one No one
9 All Few All Few All Few All Few
Hospice/Institutional palliative care: Hospice is a type of care and a philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a terminally ill patient’s symptoms. The focus should be on physical, emotional, spiritual or social needs [23]. The palliative care is provided in hospitals or nursing homes. 1 All Few All Few All Few All Few
2 All Most All Most All Most All All
3 All Few All Few All Most All All
4 All All All All All All All All
5 All Few All Few All Few
6 All No one All Few All Few All No one
7 All No one All Few All Most All All
8 No one No one No one No one No one No one No one No one
9 All Few All Few All Few All Few
Advanced directive: Living will and power of attorney. 1 All Few All Few All Few All Few
2 All Few All Few All Few All Few
3 No one No one No one No one No one No one No one No one
4 No one No one No one No one No one No one No one No one
5 Few Few Few Few Few Few Few Few
6 No one No one No one No one No one No one No one No one
7 No one No one No one No one No one No one No one No one
8 No one No one No one No one No one No one No one No one
9 No one No one No one No one No one No one No one No one
  1. a1–9 = represents the municipalities in two counties in Sweden