|Characteristics of primary and palliative care physicians|
|Characteristics||Primary physicians (N = 77)||Palliative care physicians (N = 4)|
|Internal medicine less-experienced oncology 1)||11||14||0||0|
|Internal medicine more-experienced oncology 2)||23||30||0||0|
|Surgery 3) and Urology/Obstetrics and Gynecology||31||40||0||0|
|Experience as physicians|
1) General medicine, Internal medicine specialized Renal and Cardiovascular.
2) Internal medicine specialized Gastroenterological, Respiratory, Hematology, and Oncology.
3) Surgery specialized Upper and Lower gastroenterological, Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Respiratory, Mammary gland, and Thyroid.
4) Orthopedic surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Dermatology, and Oral surgery.
Less-experienced and more-experienced oncology was defined by the data from the cancer patient hospital register.
Akashi et al.
Akashi et al. BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:7 doi:10.1186/1472-684X-11-7