Table 2

Patient demographics, subsidy status and services required from nurses (extraction of the dataset from the period of April 2015 to October 2017)

VariableN (%)
Total number of patients56
Age
 0 to 18 years2 (3.6)
 19 to 50 years5 (8.9)
 51 to 64 years12 (21.4)
 65 years and above37 (66.1)
Gender
 Female39 (69.6)
 Male17 (30.4)
Race
 Chinese48 (85.7)
 Malay3 (5.4)
 Indian3 (5.4)
 Others2 (3.6)
Service required*
 Insertion of nasogastric tube16 (28.1)
 Insertion of nasogastric tube with paediatrics1 (1.8)
 Wound dressing23 (40.3)
 Wound dressing with paediatrics1 (1.8)
 Urinary catheterisation16 (28.1)
Discharged from
 Public Hospital A – ward48 (85.7)
 Public Hospital B – ward8 (14.3)
Received subsidy
 Yes34 (60.7)
 No22 (39.3)
Means testing level of subsidy received
 80%20 (35.7)
 75%6 (10.7)
 60%0
 55%0
 50%3 (5.4)
 40%0
 30%4 (7.1)
 15%1 (1.8)
 0%22 (39.3)
  • *The total number of services required was 57 as one patient required two services.