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Table 3 Reported content of information and assessment of information by the locum (N = 177)

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

Information Information transferred by GP (%) Assessment of information by locum
   Unimportant(%) Neutral(%) Important(%)
1. Diagnosis 96.6 - 1.1 98.9
2. Terminally ill patient 95.4 - 4.0 96.0
3. Medication 90.9 1.7 2.9 95.4
4. Desired patient treatment (eg. pain treatment) 87.4 0.6 6.9 92.6
5. Prognosis 74.3 5.1 18.3 76.6
6. Relevant changes in disease process 68.0 1.7 10.3 88.0
7. Patients wishes regarding end-of- life care 67.4 3.4 10.9 85.7
8. List of problems 61.1 10.9 29.7 59.4
9. Private telephone number GP 52.0 28.0 35.4 36.6
10. Patient's awareness of prognosis 41.4 8.0 22.3 69.7
11. Psychosocial context 38.9 4.6 30.3 65.1
12. Intolerances for medication 37.1 14.3 30.9 54.9
13. Previous 5 contacts 13.7 42.3 33.7 24.0