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Table 1 Characteristics of participating GPs in the focus groups (N = 36)

From: Development of a complex intervention to support the initiation of advance care planning by general practitioners in patients at risk of deteriorating or dying: a phase 0-1 study

Characteristics FG 1 (n = 9) FG 2 (n = 11) FG 3 (n = 4) FG 4 (n = 5) FG 5 (n = 7) Total
Sex       
 Male 5 7 4 5 6 27
 Female 4 4 0 0 1 9
Age (years)       
 ≤29 1 0 0 0 0 1
 30–39 1 2 0 1 1 5
 40–49 5 3 1 2 2 13
 50–59 1 5 1 1 1 9
 60–69 1 1 2 1 3 8
 ≥70 0 0 0 0 0 0
Practice location       
 Urban 9 0 0 0 0 9
 (Semi-)Rural 0 11 4 5 7 27
Number of terminal patients in their practice in the last year       
 None 2 1 1 0 0 4
 1–3 3 3 1 2 1 10
 4–6 3 1 2 2 3 11
 7–9 0 1 0 0 1 2
 ≥10 1 5 0 1 2 9
Active in a palliative home care team       
 Yes 0 0 0 0 2 2
 No 9 11 4 5 5 34
Clinical work experience (years)       
 1–9 2 2 0 0 0 4
 10–19 2 1 0 2 2 7
 20–29 3 4 2 1 2 12
 ≥30 2 4 2 2 3 13