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Table 1 Lecture titles in Japanese medical schools on palliative medicine education, 2005 through 2015 (in percentages)

From: A survey of palliative medicine education in Japan’s undergraduate medical curriculum

  2005 (N = 72) 2009 (N = 66) 2012 (N = 67) 2015
All (N = 66) Department of palliative medicine (+) (N = 11) Department of palliative medicine (−) (N = 55) P value
Palliative medicine 19 (26.4) 22 (33.3) 25 (37.3) 28 (42.4) 8 (72.7) 20 (36.4) 0.04
Palliative care 12 (16.7) 13 (19.7) 17 (25.4) 20 (30.3) 2 (18.2) 18 (32.7) NS
Terminal care 18 (25.0) 5 (7.6) 5 (7.5) 6 (9.1) 1 (9.1) 5 (9.1) NS
Outlines in medicine 8 (11.1) 10 (15.2) 9 (13.4) 6 (9.1) 2 (18.2) 4 (7.3) NS
Pain control 5 (6.9) 5 (7.6) 5 (7.5) 6 (9.1) 1 (9.1) 5 (9.1) NS