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Table 4 Organizational conditions of palliative care

From: Palliative care for patients with heart failure: facilitators and barriers - a cross sectional survey of German health care professionals

In favor of palliative care for patients with chronic heart failure…. Agreement
…cardiologist, general practitioner, palliative care practitioner and internist as well as nurses should work cooperatively together (meetings, case conferences, etc.). 161 (92.0 %)
…clear arrangements between all professionals/disciplines should be made. 161 (92.0 %)
…further education in the area of palliative care should be offered to all professions. 160 (91.4 %)
…collective interdisciplinary education should be offered to all physicians involved in caring for the patient. 157 (89.7 %)
…palliative care should be established within the institution (hospitals/long-term care facilities). 146 (83.4 %)
…palliative care practitioner should be available for consultation. 143 (81.7 %)
…palliative care should be initiated by the attending general practitioner. 133 (76.0 %)
…palliative care should be initiated by the attending cardiologist. 130 (74.3 %)
…palliative care should be initiated by a nurse. 128 (73.1 %)
…palliative care should be initiated by the attending internist. 118 (67.4 %)
..therapy should mainly be carried out by the palliative care practitioner. 90 (51.4 %)
..therapy should mainly be carried out by the attending general practitioner. 80 (45.7 %)
…palliative care should be initiated by the attending palliative care practitioner. 61 (34.9 %)
..therapy should mainly be carried out by the attending cardiologist. 48 (27.4 %)
..therapy should mainly be carry out by the attending internist. 46 (26.3 %)
…palliative care practitioner should have only an advisory role. 37 (21.1 %)