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Table 2 Characteristics of Collaborative decision meeting

From: Formal procedure to facilitate the decision to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining interventions in a neonatal intensive care unit: a seven-year retrospective study

  Cohort 1 (n = 25) Cohort 2 (n = 64) P value
Number of meetings, n (%)
 One 24 (96) 58 (90.6) 0.084
 Two 0 6 (9.4)
 Three 1 (4) 0
 More than three 0 0
Pathology prompting meeting, n (%)
 Severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy 5 (20) 11 (17.2) 0.705
 Other neurological injury 12 (48) 36 (56.3)
 Sepsis 1 (4) 4 (6.3)
 NEC 1 (4) 0
 Congenital anomaly 3 (12) 7 (10.9)
 Acute respiratory disease 0 1 (1.6)
 Other 3 (12) 5 (7.8)
 Time delay between birth and meeting, mean (+/− SD) (days) 26 (33.5) 18 (24.4) 0.494
 Parental opinion known, n (%) 4 (16) 27 (42.2) 0.026
Decision at the end of the meeting, n (%)
 Continue treatment 1 (4) 0 0.259
 Limit treatment 7 (28) 20 (31.3)
 Withdraw treatment 16 (64) 44 (68.8)
Parental opinion after meeting, n (%)
 Agreement 24 (96) 57 (89.1) 0.325
2003Time delay between meeting and death, median (IQR) (days) 1 (1.0) 1 (1) 0.839
Completed LWAT file, n (%)
  0 52 (81.3) < 0.001