Table 3

Reported content of information and assessment of information by the locum (N = 177)

Information

Information transferred by GP (%)

Assessment of information by locum

Unimportant(%)

Neutral(%)

Important(%)


1. Diagnosis

96.6

-

1.1

98.9

2. Terminally ill patient

95.4

-

4.0

96.0

3. Medication

90.9

1.7

2.9

95.4

4. Desired patient treatment (eg. pain treatment)

87.4

0.6

6.9

92.6

5. Prognosis

74.3

5.1

18.3

76.6

6. Relevant changes in disease process

68.0

1.7

10.3

88.0

7. Patients wishes regarding end-of- life care

67.4

3.4

10.9

85.7

8. List of problems

61.1

10.9

29.7

59.4

9. Private telephone number GP

52.0

28.0

35.4

36.6

10. Patient's awareness of prognosis

41.4

8.0

22.3

69.7

11. Psychosocial context

38.9

4.6

30.3

65.1

12. Intolerances for medication

37.1

14.3

30.9

54.9

13. Previous 5 contacts

13.7

42.3

33.7

24.0


Schweitzer et al. BMC Palliative Care 2009 8:19   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-8-19

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