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Table 2 Characteristics of the ten care-planning meetings and the patients

From: Games of uncertainty: the participation of older patients with multimorbidity in care planning meetings – a qualitative study

Patient’s gender, age Patient’s main health problem, number of diagnoses, and ward Participants in the care-planning meeting
P#1
Female, 86 years
Fractured arm. > 2 diagnoses.
Start of stay at rehabilitation/intermediate care unit, city municipality.
Patient and a nurse.
P#2
Female, 96 years
Chest pains and abdominal pain. > 4 diagnoses.
Start of stay at rehabilitation/intermediate care unit, city municipality.
Patient and a nurse.
P#3
Female, 97 years
Fall, fractured neck of femur, with infection. > 5 diagnoses.
End of stay at rehabilitation ward, city municipality.
Patient, case manager from office handling allocation of services, physiotherapist, nurse, home care nurse, and daughter. Three nursing students observed the meeting.
P#4
Female, 98 years
Several falls assumed to be caused by orthostatic hypotension. > 2 diagnoses.
End of stay at rehabilitation ward, city municipality.
Patient, case manager from office handling allocation of services, nurse at the ward, home care nurse, daughter, and adult granddaughter.
P#5
Female, 62 years
Pneumonia. > 5 diseases.
Middle of stay at intermediate care unit, city municipality.
Patient, husband, case manager from office handling allocation of services, and nurse from the ward. One nursing student observed the meeting.
P#6
Female, 91 years
Weakened by cumulative effect of multiple conditions. > 5 diagnoses.
Middle of stay at rehabilitation ward, city municipality.
Patient, case manager from office handling allocation of services, home care nurse, and ward nurse. Daughter and two sons.
P#7
Male,
94 years
Functional decline and emerging needs for home care services. > 5 diagnoses.
Meeting at patient’s home before short-term stay at nursing home, rural municipality.
Patient, wife, and nurse in home care services.
P#8
Female, 96 years
Syncope. > 2 diagnoses.
Meeting at patient’s home, right after stay in intermediate unit, rural municipality.
Patient and nurse in home care services.
P#9
Female, 86 years
Hip surgery. > 5 diagnoses.
Middle of stay at short-term ward, rural municipality.
The patient did not wish to participate in the meeting.
Four daughters, head nurse at care home, physiotherapist, and nurse.
P#10
Male,
75 years
Fractured neck of femur. > 4 diagnoses.
End of stay at short-time ward, rural municipality.
Patient, head nurse in home care services, physician, physiotherapist, mental health nurse, case manager, daughter, son, and nurse from home care services.