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Table 3 Characteristics of the palliative care consultation teams meetings (N = 57)

From: Palliative care in Dutch hospitals: a rapid increase in the number of expert teams, a limited number of referrals

  Overall N = 57
n (%)
The frequency of the PCT’s meetings is at least once a week 54 (95)
Is the persons who request the consultation present at the PCT’s meeting?
 - Always/often 15 (26)
 - Sometimes/seldom/never 42 (74)
Which type of patients are discussed at the meeting?
 - All patients 26 (46)
 - Only complex patients 6 (11)
 - Only new patients 5 (9)
 - Only new and complex patients 20 (35)
A report with the PCT’s advice is sent to the general practitioner/nursing home physician 30 (53)
A report with the PCT’s advice is sent to the person who requested the consultation 43 (75)
Members of the PCT are present at multidisciplinary team meetings of other hospital departments. 33 (56)