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Table 1 Descriptive information of older patients and physicians

From: “What should I do when I get home?” treatment plan discussion at discharge between specialist physicians and older in-patients: mixed method study

Case Patient gender Age at baseline Education in years Days of stay Reason for admission CNSD Type of medications CIRS-G Lives alone aCognitive function bPhysicians gender bPosition at hospital
1 Female 82 12 7 Fall User Z-hypnotics 7 Yes Higher Female Resident
2 Female 88 12 6 Anemia User Opioid 10 Yes Lower Female Specialist physician
3 Male 76 12 5 Oedema User Opioid Z-hypnotics 12 No Higher Male Resident
4 Male 87 12 5 Infection User Opioid 7 Yes Higher Female Resident
5 Male 78 9 11 Hypoglycemia User Opioid, Z-hypnotics 9 No Lower Female Resident
6 Female 85 12 20 Hip pain, nutrition User Opioid, BZD 12 Yes Lower Male Resident
7 Female 80 9 2 Fall Non-user N/A 4 No Higher Female Resident
8 Female 87 9 9 Hypoglycemia Non-user N/A 6 Yes Higher Male Resident
9 Female 71 16 4 Fever, astma, dyspnoea Non-user N/A 10 No Higher Male Specialist physician
10 Male 90 12 12 Oedema Non-user N/A 4 Yes Lower Male Specialist physician
11 Female 87 12 5 Hypoglycemia Non-user N/A 8 No Higher Female Specialist physician
Median   85.0 12.0 6.0     8     
(Range)   (71–90) (9–16) (2–20)     (4–12)     
  1. Footnote: Cognitive function cut-offs, N/A Not applicable. User = CNSD use above 4 weeks, Non-users: No CNSD use, or below 4 weeks, BZD Benzodiazepine. aHigher = Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) score > 25, lower = MMSE score ≤ 25. bIn total, 7 physicians participated, each physician conducted 1 to 3 discharge conversations. We have reported gender and position at the hospital to illustrate the composition of each dyad