Table 6

Mean, Standard Deviation and t scores on strategies which may improve after hours PC service between GPs and Nurses

GPs

Nurses


Question

N

M

SD

N

M

SD

t


Standardised written protocol

112

1.78

.91

51

1.53

.76

1.70


Individual patient protocol

112

1.75

.86

52

1.60

.82

1.09


Formal protocol between PC service & indigenous Australians

104

2.66

1.56

51

1.90

.99

3.19*


Regular multidisciplinary meetings

111

2.19

1.01

52

1.63

.74

3.53*


Referral to PC service at time of diagnosis

111

2.13

1.07

51

2.12

.95

.05


More nurses for home visits

110

2.09

1.18

52

1.67

.86

2.29**


PC trained nurse on after hours tel. service

111

1.80

.93

51

1.33

.55

3.33*


PC trained respite carers

110

1.79

.73

51

1.39

.57

3.44*


More support and debriefing for GPs/nurses

110

2.15

.96

52

1.73

.84

2.73*


More support for carers

111

1.89

.98

52

1.62

.57

1.90


More specific PC beds in local hospitals

77

2.01

1.24

16

1.44.

.51

1.82


Greater access to equipment for home care

107

1.91

.88

49

1.96

.96

-.34


Legislation to allow nurse evaluation of death

112

2.61

1.34

52

1.71

.83

4.40***


* p < 0.01; ** p < 0.05; ***p < 0.001

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

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