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Table 3 Palliative medicine topics addressed in the curriculum of Japanese medical schools in 2015 (in percentages)

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

  2015  
All (N = 66) Department of palliative medicine (+) (N = 11) Department of palliative medicine (−) (N = 55) P value
General (outline) 54 (81.8) 11 (100) 43 (78.2) NS
Pain relief 58 (87.9) 10 (90.9) 48 (87.3) NS
Symptom relief 42 (63.6) 7 (63.6) 35 (63.6) NS
Informed consent 34 (51.5) 5 (45.5) 29 (52.7) NS
Cancer notification 31 (47.0) 6 (54.5) 25 (45.5) NS
Medical team 34 (51.5) 7 (63.6) 27 (49.1) NS
Family care 24 (36.4) 4 (36.4) 20 (36.4) NS
Hospice 28 (42.4) 3 (27.3) 25 (45.5) NS