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Table 3 Characteristics of meetings of 10 PaTz-groups in a one-year follow-up period, derived from registration data

From: Variation in the implementation of PaTz: a method to improve palliative care in general practice - a prospective observational study

 TotalGroup 1Group 2Group 3Group 4Group 5Group 6Group 7Group 8Group 9Group 10
Group composition (number present on average)
 GPs565660a36465
 DNs33332424434
 Consultant in palliative care11111222211
 Other disciplines110a10a220a111
Number of meetings7965662576675
Number of patients on the PaTz-register5837510712248404529393642
Patient discussions
Individual patients discussed243 (42%)39 (52%)13 (12%)21 (17%)23 (48%)39 (98%)22 (49%)21 (72%)27 (69%)26 (72%)12 (29%)
Number of times individual patients were discussed
 Once163/243 (67%)33 (85%)10 (77%)19 (91%)16 (70%)10 (26%)12 (55%)18 (86%)18 (67%)20 (77%)7 (58%)
 Twice54/243 (22%)5 (13%)3 (23%)2 (9%)7 (30%)10 (26%)8 (36%)2 (10%)6 (22%)6 (23%)5 (42%)
 Three or more times26/243 (11%)1 (3%)00019 (49%)2 (9%)1 (5%)3 (11%)00
Discussed only after death58/243 (24%)4 (10%)6 (46%)12 (57%)3 (13%)1 (3%)11 (50%)8 (38%)12 (44%)01 (8%)
Number of patient discussions per meeting (mean, range)4.8 (0–20)7.7 (0–20)3.2 (1–5)3.8 (2–7)5.0 (3–7)4.8 (0–10)5.0 (1–11)4.2 (1–6)6.7 (4–14)4.6 (3–6)3.4 (1–6)
Duration per patient
 Mean (range), minutes8.8 (1–45)3.5 (1–8)13 (3–40)15 (3–45)11 (5–20)11 (1–20)9 (3–20)8 (1–20)5 (3–16)12 (1–20)8 (5–15)
 25–75%, minutes5–103–43–185–235–138–125–123–105–59–155–10
Discussion of other topics
 Number of other topics discussed9441331752461264
 Minutes spent discussing other topics per meeting (mean, range)5.7 (0–90)2.5 (0–5)18.1 (0–90)3.3 (0–10)3.6 (5–20)3.4 (0–10)2.5 (5–15)5.8 (0–15)3.6 (1–20)7.5 (0–10)3.8 (0–10)
  1. aless than 0,5 present on average