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Table 2 Reported reasons for not transferring information* (N = 177)

From: GPs' views on transfer of information about terminally ill patients to the out-of-hours co-operative

  Responding GPs
(N = 177)
Responding GPs personally available
(N = 123)
P values 1 Responding GPs not frequently transferring information (N = 31) P values 2
1. Deterioration of patient's medical condition faster than foreseen 86 48.6% 62 50.4% p = 0.757 15 48.8% p = 0.084
2. Forgotten 66 37.1% 49 39.8% p = 0.957 14 45,2% p = 0.557
3. I am always personally available 38 21.7% 33 26.8% p = 0.283 17 54,8% p = 0.015
4. Patient currently dismissed from hospital 35 20.0% 27 22.0% p = 0.647 3 9,7% p = 0.180
5. Too much administration 12 6.9% 10 8.1% p = 0.659 6 19,4% p = 0.022
6. Other reasons 8 4.6% 8 6.5% p = 0.452 1 3,2% p = 0.744
  1. * (more than one answer possible)
  2. 1 = difference between GPs personally available and all responding GPs
  3. 2 = difference between GPs not frequently transferring information and all responding GPs