Table 1

The patient demographics, WHO performance status (0=fully active, 4=severe comorbidities at risk of death), TEP form and DNACPR form completion rates for each PDSA cycle

PDSA cycle 1PDSA cycle 2PDSA cycle 3
Mean age, years (range)84.4 (58–97)71.9 (18–97)62.5 (18–93)
Gender, male/female ratio (n=100)22:7865:3552:48
WHO performance status (n=100)
TEP form completion
DNACPR form completion (n=100)341818
  • DNACPR, do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation; PDSA, plan-do-study-act; TEP, treatment escalation plan; WHO, World Health Organisation.