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Table 1 Description of participating palliative care services

From: Quality of life among patients receiving palliative care in South Africa and Uganda: a multi-centred study

Site Area served Service type Source of most of funding No. of patients cared for (2007-8) Type of patients cared for Number of patients recruited (total N = 285)
A Urban Home care, day care, outpatient clinic, hospital consultancy, and outreach to healthcare clinics through three branches Local, national, and international donors 2396 Patients with advanced cancer or advanced HIV 63
B Urban township Four sister hospices, all offering short term (2-3 week) inpatient care; two also offer home care Local, national, international donors 1607 Patients with HIV, cancer, or other progressive incurable conditions 62
C Urban township Home care, outpatient clinic, and inpatient unit attached to hospital Government and international donors 1818 Patients with cancer, HIV, or MND, from diagnosis until point of death 40
D Rural Home care and inpatient unit close to hospital Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria 847 Patients with HIV, from diagnosis until point of death 60
E Rural, peri-urban, and urban township Home care, day care, and inpatient unit Local, national, and international donors, including Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria 1290 Patients with cancer, HIV, or MND, from diagnosis until point of death 60
  1. MND = motor neurone disease.