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Table 4 Quality aspects of the palliative care team (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 PCT uses guidelines and measurement instruments 51 (90)
The PCT has specified quality criteria 37 (65)
The PCT has set criteria regarding the education of team members 52 (91)
There is education for the team as a whole 30 (53)
Attention is paid to ‘care for carers’a 35 (61)
There are team meetings for issues not concerning patient care
 - Yes, regularly 27 (46)
 - Yes, incidentally 29 (51)
 - No 1 (2)
  1. aCare for carers refers to caring for the healthcare professionals