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Table 2 Experience, knowledge, and education of study participants according to attitudes toward continual collaboration with PCTs

From: Collaboration between physicians and a hospital-based palliative care team in a general acute-care hospital in Japan

   Continual collaboration  
   Positive
n= 124a
Negative
n= 20a
P-value
Experience:     
   Request PCT consultation   99 (80%) 13 (65%) 0.15
   Training in medical care at home   54 (44%) 4 (20%) 0.05
   Medical care at home   49 (40%) 8 (40%) 1.00
   Communication (mean and median with ranges)b:     
place of care with patients 5.4, 6 (1--7) 5.1, 5 (2--7) 0.37
  with family 6.1, 7 (1--7) 5.3, 6 (2--7) 0.03
place of death with patients 4.4, 4 (1--7) 3.2, 4 (1--7) 0.01
  with family 5.7, 6 (1--7) 4.4, 4 (1--7) 0.01
symptoms of dying with patients 4.3, 4 (1--7) 3.3, 4 (1--7) 0.04
  with family 5.7, 6 (1--7) 4.9, 5 (1--7) 0.04
DNR with patients 4.3, 4 (1--7) 4.1, 4 (1--7) 0.75
  with family 6.4, 6 (1--7) 6.2, 7 (1--7) 0.31
Knowledge:     
   About WHO analgesic ladder   99 (80%) 6 (39%) <0.01
Education: (among subjects with knowledge of the WHO analgesic ladder)
Where knowledge about WHO analgesic ladder was acquiredc:
   medical school   43 (43%) 3 (50%) 0.12
   postgraduate education   34 (34%) 5 (83%) 1.00
   conference or workshop   8 (8%) 1 (17%) 1.00
   paper or technical book   23 (23%) 2 (33%) 0.53
   through PCT consultation   25 (25%) 2 (23%) 0.37
  1. a The totals do not match because of missing values.
  2. bAnswers ranged from "inapplicable" (1 point) to "applicable" (7 points).
  3. cMultiple answers were allowed and each item was analyzed in terms of "yes" vs. "no" responses.
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