Table 4

Means, Standard Deviations and scores on the factors which may impact on after hours PC services(Mean scores)

GPs

Nurses


Question

N

M

SD

N

M

SD

t score


Poor communication between GPs & nurses

112

1.73

.92

52

1.71

.83

.14


High cost of locum services

104

2.66

1.36

49

2.41

1.44

1.06


Patients unwilling to call after hours services

112

2.53

1.07

51

2.43

1.10

.53


Nurses unsafe at night

111

2.81

1.09

52

2.33

1.00

2.70*


Limited mobile phone coverage

111

2.84

1.15

52

2.56

1.20

1.43


Limited access to emergency medication

112

2.24

.92

52

1.88

.88

2.34**


Limited availability of GPs after hours

112

2.09

1.13

51

1.61

.94

2.66*


Limited availability of PC nurses after hours

112

2.08

1.14

51

1.82

.93

1.41


No access to interpreters after hours

110

2.98

1.43

49

2.63

1.37

1.44


*p < 0.01; ** p < 0.05

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

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