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Table 3 Patient- and clinical-related factors affecting DNR decisions, as reported by attending physicians from the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) and Hotel Dieu de France (HDF) participating in the study

From: Physicians’ approach to end of life care: comparison of two tertiary care university hospitals in Lebanon

  AUBMC HDF p-value
Opinion of the family
 Not important at all
 Somewhat important
 Important
 Very important
 Fundamental
1(1%)
6(6%)
21(21%)
44(44%)
28(28%)
1(1.5%)
8(11.9%)
14(20.9%)
21(31.3%)
23(34.3%)
0.878‡
Previous request by patient
 Not important at all
 Somewhat important
 Important
 Very important
 Fundamental
0(0%)
0(0%)
6(6%)
16(16%)
78(78%)
0(0%)
1(1.5%)
3(4.5%)
16(23.9%)
47(70.1%)
0.281‡
Life expectancy before admission
 Not important at all
 Somewhat important
 Important
 Very important
 Fundamental
4(4%)
21(21.2%)
33(33.3%)
22(22.2%)
19(19.2%)
0(0%)
3(4.5%)
23(34.8%)
25(37.9%)
15(22.7%)
0.006‡
Life expectancy after admission
 Not important at all
 Somewhat important
 Important
 Very important
 Fundamental
1(1%)
13(13.1%)
27(27.3%)
34(34.3%)
24(24.2%)
0(0%)
3(4.5%)
8(12.1%)
27(40.9%)
28(42.4%)
0.001‡
Quality of life before admission
 Not important at all
 Somewhat important
 Important
 Very important
 Fundamental
1(1%)
13(13%)
26(26%)
38(38%)
22(22%)
0(0%)
6(9.1%)
15(22.7%)
31(47%)
14(21.2%)
0.434‡
Quality of life post admission
 Not important at all
 Somewhat important
 Important
 Very important
 Fundamental
2(2%)
5(5%)
16(16%)
45(45%)
32(32%)
1(1.5%)
4(6.1%)
13(19.7%)
26(39.4%)
22(33.3%)
0.847‡
Age of the patient
 Not important at all
 Somewhat important
 Important
 Very important
 Fundamental
17(17.2%)
36(36.4%)
19(19.2%)
16(16.2%)
11(11.1%)
3(4.5%)
10(15.2%)
21(31.8%)
26(39.4%)
6(9.1%)
0.000‡
Socioeconomic status
 Not important at all
 Somewhat important
 Important
 Very important
 Fundamental
72(72%)
19(19%)
7(7%)
2(2%)
0(0%)
32(48.5%)
16(24.2%)
8(12.1%)
9(13.6%)
1(1.5%)
0.001‡
Gravity score
 Not important at all
 Somewhat important
 Important
 Very important
 Fundamental
3(3.1%)
28(29.2%)
39(40.6%)
20(20.8%)
6(6.3%)
0(0%)
14(21.2%)
26(39.4%)
18(27.3%)
8(12.1%)
0.042‡
Economic constraints
 Not important at all
 Somewhat important
 Important
 Very important
 Fundamental
35(35%)
36(36%)
20(20%)
7(7%)
2(2%)
13(19.7%)
26(39.4%)
18(27.3%)
7(10.6%)
2(3%)
0.031‡
Gender of the patient
 Not important at all
 Somewhat important
 Important
 Very important
 Fundamental
100(100%)
0(0%)
0(0%)
0(0%)
0(0%)
66(100%)
0(0%)
0(0%)
0(0%)
0(0%)
1.000‡