Table 3

Factors which may impact on after hours PC services as endorsed by GPs and Nurses (Percentage frequencies)

Factors which may impact on after hours PC services

GPs

Nurses


Poor communication between GPs & nurses

82%

85%

High cost of locum services

54%

67%

Patients unwilling to call after hours services

59%

62%

Nurses unsafe at night

41%

63%

Limited mobile phone coverage

40%

44%

Limited access to emergency medication

69%

71%

Limited availability of GPs after hours

76%

90%

Limited availability of PC nurses after hours

79%

83%

No access to interpreters after hours

49%

54%


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

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