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Table 2 Correlation analysis between Integrated Palliative Care (IPC) score, quality of evidence and year of publication for cancer and Chronic Heart Failure/Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease guidelines/pathways

From: Is the content of guidelines/pathways a barrier for the integration of palliative Care in Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) and chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD)? A comparison with the case of cancer in Europe

  Spearman Co-efficiency p-value
IPC score vs level of quality of evidence CHF/COPD 0.272 0.259
Cancer −0.164 0.162
IPC score vs year of publication CHF/COPD 0.258 0.206
Cancer 0.136 0.341
Level of quality of evidence vs year of publication CHF/COPD −0.055 0.898
Cancer 0.005 0.961
  1. IPC Integrated Palliative Care, CHF Chronic Heart Failure, COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease