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Table 1 Decisions about Treatment and Level of Compliance with Law. Responses by State % (n)

From: Comparing doctors’ legal compliance across three Australian states for decisions whether to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining medical treatment: does different law lead to different decisions?

   Commence antibiotics
% (n)
Not commence antibiotics
% (n)
Complied with law
% (n)
Did not comply with law
% (n)
NSW 329 72 (236) 28 (93) 28 (93) 72 (236)
Queensland 215 72 (155) 28 (60) 72 (155) 28 (60)
Victoria 309 63 (195) 37 (114) 37 (114) 63 (195)
Totala 853 69 (586) 31 (267) 42 (362) 58 (491)
   P = 0.029 p < 0.001
  1. a14 respondents did not nominate a state