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Table 4 Physicians' expectations from the treatment plan

From: Palliative inpatients in general hospitals: a one day observational study in Belgium

   Life prolongation
n = 65 (100%)
Improvement of comfort
n = 179 (100%)
 
Pathology Cancer 32 (49.2%) 94 (52.5%) p = 0.6501
  Non-cancer 33 (50.8%) 85 (47.5%)  
Age < 75 years 37 (56.9%) 72 (40.2%) p = 0.0204
  ≥ 75 years 28 (43.1%) 107 (59.8%)  
Prognosis ≤ 3 months 5 (7.7%) 73 (40.8%) p < 0.0001
  > 3 months 56 (86.2%) 104 (58.1%)  
  ≤ 1 year 33 (50.8%) 141 (78.8%) p = 0.0019
  > 1 year 28 (43.1%) 36 (20.1%)