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Table 4 Goals Reported at the aggregate level among patients, caregivers and physicians

From: A qualitative descriptive study on the alignment of care goals between older persons with multi-morbidities, their family physicians and informal caregivers

  Health maintenance Health improvement/symptom management Behaviour change Preparation for future needs/more or different services Doing tasks for the patient Safety and dignity
Patients X X Xa Xa   
Caregivers X X   X X Xb
Physicians X X   Xc   Xb
  1. a Expressed by a minority of patients.
  2. b For patients with unstable or declining health.
  3. c Physicians also recommended care for the caregiver.