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Table 4 Advice of consultant 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
Consultant concluded that conditions for euthanasia were met 136 (80.5) 46 (90.2) 90 (76.3) 0.037
Extent to which the judgment of the consultant played a part     
To a great extent 57 (33.5) 20 (39.2) 37 (31.1) 0.478
To some extent 45 (26.5) 9 (17.6) 36 (30.3) 0.124
Hardly 26 (15.3) 11 (21.6) 15 (12.6) 0.157
Not at all 39 (22.9) 11 (21.6) 28 (23.5) 0.843
  1. *3 missing cases.
  2. 1 to 3 missing cases.