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Table 3 Additional tasks performed by the second physician 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 or not known (N = 119) p-value LEIF vs non-LEIF
The consultant     
Had a discussion with the attending physician 161 (96.4) 50 (100.0) 111 (94.9) 0.180
Had a conversation with the family 114 (71.3) 37 (75.5) 77 (69.4) 0.456
Had a conversation with the caring team 80 (51.0) 23 (46.9) 57 (52.8) 0.606
Had a conversation with another attending physician 55 (35.9) 10 (20.8) 45 (42.9) 0.011
Asked for additional advice from a third physician 29 (18.7) 5 (10.4) 24 (22.4) 0.117
Was present when euthanasia was performed 45 (30.4) 17 (37.0) 28 (27.5) 0.253
Helped with performing euthanasia 46 (30.1) 21 (43.8) 25 (23.8) 0.022
Helped with filling out the registration form 54 (36.0) 22 (45.8) 32 (31.4) 0.102
  1. *2 to 22 missing cases.
  2. 1 to 4 missing cases.
  3. 1 to 16 missing cases.