Table 2

Service provision in their service/area frequency (percentage) data

Total (n = 166)

GPs (n = 114)

Nurses (n = 52)


N

%

N

%

N

%


After Hours Service Provision by their Service

Calls

102

61.4

68

59.6

34

65.3*

Visits

122

73.5

80

70.2

42

80.7


EPC Items

Use generally

N/A

84

73.7

N/A**

Aware can use for PC planning

N/A

60

52.6

N/A**


Tel. Triage Protocol in Area

Yes

50

30.1

16

14.0

34

65.4

No

52

31.3

42

36.9

10

19.2

Don't Know

64

38.6

56

49.1

8

15.4


Aware of PC Resources

Yes

102

61.5

67

58.8

35

67.3

No

64

38.5

47

41.2

17

32.7


Current Services

Satisfactory

(agree or strongly agree combined)

Hospital discharge

planning

107

64.5

79

69.3

28

53.8

Home care

planning

141

84.9

100

87.7

41

78.8

After hours

service provision

123

74.1%

88

77.2

35

67.3


Note *8 nurse participants did not currently work in PC service; * *Enhanced Primary Care Items (EPC) not available to nurses

Tan et al. BMC Palliative Care 2009 8:13   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-8-13

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