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Table 2 Respondents’ EOL-related practices across time

From: Family physicians enhance end-of-life care: evaluation of a new continuing medical education learning module in British Columbia

  Baseline (N = 554 to 595) End-of-Module (N = 347 to 372 Follow-Up (N = 104 to 106) Inferential test statistic; p-value
Currently have a registry for patients requiring end of life care: % GPs responding yes 7.9 % 65.9 % 52.4 % χ2(2) = 372.92; p < .0001
Currently have an action plan for patients who require end of life care: % GPs responding yes 28.3 % 68.9 % 83.7 % χ2(2) = 206.01; p < .0001
Participate in collaborative care with Home and Community Care and/or Palliative Care providers: Mean (SD) Ratinga 2.33 (1.06) 2.22 (0.92) 1.66 (0.72) F(2,1069) = 21.75; p < .0001
Generally follow the most recent clinical guidelines for palliative care: % GPs responding yes 61.7 % 88.8 % 94.3 % χ2(2) = 106.58; p < .0001
Currently conduct home visits for patients requiring end-of-life care: Mean (SD) Ratinga 2.85 (1.23) 2.61 (1.16) 2.58 (1.16) F(2,1062) = 5.49; p = .0043
  1. a The response scale for this item ranged from 1 = always to 5 = never, thus lower numbers indicate a more frequent occurrence of the practice