Table 1.

Characteristics of patients who requested, completed, or did not complete MAID at The Ottawa Hospital in Ontario

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICSPATIENTS WHO REQUESTED MAID (N = 84)PATIENTS WHO COMPLETED MAID (N = 50)PATIENTS WHO DID NOT COMPLETE MAID (N = 34)P VALUE
Mean (SD) age68.7 (15.2)69.4 (14.2)67.7 (16.6).61
Sex, n (%)
• Male46 (54.8)30 (60.0)16 (47.0).24
• Female38 (45.2)20 (40.0)18 (53.0) 
Neighbourhood, n (%)
• Urban77 (91.7)43 (86.0)34 (100.0).02
• Rural7 (8.3)7 (14.0)0 (0.0) 
Marital status, n (%)
• Married or common law52 (61.9)33 (66.0)19 (55.9).49
• Single*29 (34.5)16 (32.0)13 (38.2) 
• Unknown3 (3.6)1 (2.0)2 (5.9) 
Religious, n (%)
• Yes29 (34.5)18 (36.0)11 (35.3).62
• No46 (54.8)28 (56.0)18 (52.9) 
• Unknown9 (10.7)4 (8.0)5 (14.7) 
Place of residence, n (%)
• Home with family43 (51.2)30 (60.0)13 (38.2).06
• Home alone14 (16.7)7 (14.0)7 (20.6) 
• Retirement home12 (14.3)7 (14.0)5 (14.7) 
• Nursing home9 (10.7)4 (8.0)5 (14.7) 
• Other hospital2 (2.4)2 (4.0)0 (0.0) 
• Unknown4 (4.8)0 (0.0)4 (11.8) 
Has family physician, n (%)78 (92.8)47 (94.0)31 (91.2).68
Family physician provides palliative care, n (%)
• Yes24 (28.6)12 (24.0)12 (35.3).06
• No30 (35.7)23 (46.0)7 (20.6) 
• Unknown30 (35.7)15 (30.0)15 (44.1) 
Regional palliative care provider available, n (%)76 (90.5)46 (92.0)30 (88.2).71
  • MAID—medical assistance in dying.

  • * Includes widowed and divorced individuals.