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Table 3 Factors which may impact on after hours PC services as endorsed by GPs and Nurses (Percentage frequencies)

From: GP and nurses' perceptions of how after hours care for people receiving palliative care at home could be improved: a mixed methods study

Factors which may impact on after hours PC services GPs Nurses
Poor communication between GPs & nurses 82% 85%
High cost of locum services 54% 67%
Patients unwilling to call after hours services 59% 62%
Nurses unsafe at night 41% 63%
Limited mobile phone coverage 40% 44%
Limited access to emergency medication 69% 71%
Limited availability of GPs after hours 76% 90%
Limited availability of PC nurses after hours 79% 83%
No access to interpreters after hours 49% 54%