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Table 6 Mean, Standard Deviation and t scores on strategies which may improve after hours PC service between GPs and Nurses

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

  GPs Nurses  
Question N M SD N M SD t
Standardised written protocol 112 1.78 .91 51 1.53 .76 1.70
Individual patient protocol 112 1.75 .86 52 1.60 .82 1.09
Formal protocol between PC service & indigenous Australians 104 2.66 1.56 51 1.90 .99 3.19*
Regular multidisciplinary meetings 111 2.19 1.01 52 1.63 .74 3.53*
Referral to PC service at time of diagnosis 111 2.13 1.07 51 2.12 .95 .05
More nurses for home visits 110 2.09 1.18 52 1.67 .86 2.29**
PC trained nurse on after hours tel. service 111 1.80 .93 51 1.33 .55 3.33*
PC trained respite carers 110 1.79 .73 51 1.39 .57 3.44*
More support and debriefing for GPs/nurses 110 2.15 .96 52 1.73 .84 2.73*
More support for carers 111 1.89 .98 52 1.62 .57 1.90
More specific PC beds in local hospitals 77 2.01 1.24 16 1.44. .51 1.82
Greater access to equipment for home care 107 1.91 .88 49 1.96 .96 -.34
Legislation to allow nurse evaluation of death 112 2.61 1.34 52 1.71 .83 4.40***
  1. * p < 0.01; ** p < 0.05; ***p < 0.001