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Table 2 Extent to which criteria for quality of consultation are met according to whether the second physician is a LEIF physician or not

From: Nationwide survey to evaluate the decision-making process in euthanasia requests in Belgium: do specifically trained 2nd physicians improve quality of consultation?

  All* N = 170 LEIF physician (N = 51) Not LEIF physician (N = 119) p-value LEIF vs not-LEIF
The second physician     
Was not a colleague of the attending physician 71 (41.8) 35 (68.6) 36 (30.3) < 0.0001
Was not a co-attending physician 111 (65.7) 47 (88.7) 64 (53.8) < 0.0001
Did not know the patient 102 (60.4) 44 (86.3) 58 (49.2) < 0.0001
Examined the patient file 161 (95.8) 48 (94.1) 113 (96.6) 0.435
Talked to/examined the patient 155 (93.9) 48 (96.0) 107 (93.0) 0.725
Made a written report 106 (62.8) 35 (72.9) 71 (67.0) 0.456
  1. *1 to 16 missing cases.
  2. 1 to 3 missing cases.
  3. 1 to 13 missing cases.