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Table 2 Advance care planning program-level characteristics

From: Organisational and advance care planning program characteristics associated with advance care directive completion: a prospective multicentre cross-sectional audit among health and residential aged care services caring for older Australians

Characteristic GP
n (%)
Hospital
n (%)
RACF
n (%)
Overall
n (%)
Total organisations 15 (15) 27 (27) 58 (58) 100 (100)
Does your organisation have an ACP program Yes 10 (67) 19 (70) 52 (90) 81 (81)
No 3 (20) 8 (30) 5 (8) 16 (16)
Not sure 2 (13) 0 (0) 1 (2) 3 (3)
If yes, when program implementeda (n = 81) 3 or more years 2 (20) 11 (58) 11(67) 48 (60)
Within 3 yearsa 7 (70) 7 (37) 13 (25) 27 (33)
Not sure 1 (10) 1 (5) 4 (8) 6 (7)
ACP training for staff available Yes 9 (60) 24 (89) 43 (74) 76 (76)
No 4 (27) 3 (11) 7 (12) 14 (14)
Not sure 2 (13) 0 (0) 8 (14) 10 (10)
Presence of ACP /ACD policy Yes 1 (7) 21(78) 40 (69) 62 (62)
No 13 (86) 4 (15) 14 (24) 31 (31)
Not sure 1 (7) 2 (7) 4 (7) 7 (7)
Written ACP resources for clients Yes 7 (47) 24 (89) 46 (80) 77 (77)
No 5 (33) 2 (7) 10 (17) 17 (17)
Not sure 3 (20) 1 (4) 2 (3) 6 (6)
Mechanisms to record presence of an ACD Yes 14 (93) 26 (97) 58 (100) 98 (98)
No 1 (7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (1)
Not sure 0 (0) 1 (3) 0 (0) 1 (1)
Template ACD Yes 4 (27) 22 (81) 45 (78) 71 (71)
No 9 (60) 2 (7) 11 (19) 22 (22)
Not sure 2 (13) 3 (12) 2 (3) 7 (7)
Funding available for ACP activities Yes 0 (0) 13 (48) 12 (21) 25 (25)
No 15 (100) 14 (52) 46 (79) 75 (75)
Not sure 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
If Yes (n = 25), how is funding used? (one or more responses)
Clinician facilitation of ACP conversations X 13 (100) 4 (33) 17 (68)
Administration support for ACP X 7 (54) 1 (8) 8 (32)
Recruit people /schedule ACP consultations X 3 (23) 0 (0) 3 (12)
Clinical leadership/supervision X 4 (31) 3 (25) 7 (28)
ACP education/ training X 9 (69) 9 (75) 18 (72)
  1. ACP advance care planning, ACD Advance Care Directive, GP general practice, RACF residential aged care facility
  2. a from date of data collection.