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Table 3 Structure of goals-of-care discussions in ICU

From: Current status of palliative care delivery and self-reported practice in ICUs in Japan: a nationwide cross-sectional survey of physician directors

  n = 413
  n % (95% CI)
Details of the discussion are documented in the medical recorda 397 96 (94–98)
Using a room that ensures privacya 372 90 (87–93)
A nurse is involveda 361 87 (84–90)
The understanding of the patient’s family is confirmeda 353 85 (82–89)
Discussions are held with the familya 340 82 (78–86)
A summary of the discussion is provided to the familya 240 58 (53–63)
  1. Percentages do not add up to 100% due to duplicate responses
  2. ICU intensive care unit
  3. CI confidence interval
  4. aThe number and percentage who answered ‘always’ and ‘usually’ on a 4-point Likert scale