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Table 1 Characteristics of 369 Patients in the 3 Wishes Program

From: Scale-up and sustainability of a personalized end-of-life care intervention: a longitudinal mixed-methods study

Baseline Characteristics SJHH
Age, mean years (SD) 66.7 (15.6)
Female, n (%) 182 (49.3)
White race, n (%) 322 (87.3)
APACHE II score, mean (SD) 28.9 (8.8)
Admission type, n (%)
 Medical 339 (91.9)
 Surgical 30 (8.1)
Spiritual belief, n (%)
 Christian (and variations) 208 (56.4)
 Islam 4 (1.1)
 Hindu 4 (1.1)
 Buddhist 7 (1.9)
 Sikh 3 (0.8)
 Jewish 2 (0.5)
 Agnostic 15 (4.1)
 Spiritual 5 (1.4)
 Other 2 (0.5)
 None indicated 119 (32.2)
Reason for enrolment, n (%)
 Poor prognosis 217 (58.8)
 Decision to withdraw advanced life support 152 (41.2)
Characteristics During the ICU Stay
Advanced life supports administered any time in ICU, n (%)
 Mechanical ventilation 330 (89.4)
 Inotropes 241 (65.3)
 Dialysis 66 (17.9)
Advanced life supports withdrawn antemortem, n (%)
 Mechanical ventilation 214 (58.0)
 Inotropes 71 (19.2)
 Dialysis 11 (3.0)
Spiritual Care consult in ICU, n (%) 277 (75.1)
Palliative Care consult in ICU, n (%) 68 (18.4)
Organ Donation consult in ICU, n (%) 23 (6.2)
  1. Legend: In this table, we describe the characteristics of 369 patients enrolled in the 3 Wishes Project at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton