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Table 1 GP and practice characteristics

From: Training general practitioners in early identification and anticipatory palliative care planning: a randomized controlled trial

  Intervention Control
(n = 57) (n = 77)
Age mean (sd) 48.54 (7.92) 47.85 (8.16)
Male gender n (%) 36 (63.2) 45 (58.4)
Working hours n (%)   
Fulltime 29 (50.9) 41 (53.9)
Parttime 28 (49.1) 35 (46.1)
Years experience n (%)   
0–5 6 (10.7) 10 (13.2)
6–10 11 (19.6) 10 (13.2)
≥10 39 (69.6) 56 (73.7)
Interest in pall care1 mean (sd) 8.21 (0.92) 8.09 (1.18)
Estimation of own capacity to provide pall care2 mean (sd) 6.80 (0.92) 6.85 (0.93)
Practice type n (%)   
Single-handed 9 (15.8) 19 (24.7)
Dual 28 (49.1) 26 (33.8)
Group or health center 20 (35.1) 32 (41.6)
Urbanisation degree n (%)   
High 21 (36.8) 26 (33.8)
Moderate 9 (15.8) 19 (24.7)
Low 18 (31.6) 23 (29.9)
No 9 (15.8) 9 (11.7)
Patient list mean (sd) 1710 (412) 1730 (417)
Estimated number of palliative patients/year n (%)   
≤2 4 (7.1) 7 (9.2)
3–5 29 (51.8) 43 (56.6)
5–9 20 (35.7) 23 (30.3)
≥10 3 (5.4) 3 (3.9)
  1. 1Interest in palliative care: numeric rating scale (NRS) from 0 (no interest at all) to 10 (extremely interested)
  2. 2Estimation of own capability: NRS from 0 (not capable at all) to 10 (extremely capable)