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Table 2 Survey General Practitioners (GPs)

From: Advance directive: does the GP know and address what the patient wants? Advance directive in primary care

Number advanced directives ≤5   6–10   11–15   > 15   Total  
  n % n % n % n % n %
Number GPs* 77 65,81 20 17,09 14 11,97 6 5,13 117 100
Approach#  
During the same consultation 14 18,18 2 10,00 0 0,00 1 16,67 17 14,53
A different consultation was made 7 9,09 2 10,00 1 7,14 1 16,67 11 9,40
I gave information and planned a follow-up consultation 45 58,44 13 65,00 11 78,57 4 66,67 73 62,40
Other 11 14,29 3 15,00 2 14,29 0 0,00 16 13,68
Initiator#,!  
I brought up the subject 18 17,47 7 24,13 7 29,16 0 0,00 32 19,75
The patient brought up the subject 63 6,11 15 51,72 11 45,83 6 100 95 58,64
A family-member brought up the subject 16 15,53 3 10,34 3 12,50 0 0,00 22 13,58
Other 6 5,82 4 13,79 3 12,50 0 0,00 13 8,02
Obstacles#,!  
It’s very time-consuming 31 22,46 8 29,62 7 25,00 0 0,00 46 23,11
The form is too difficult 18 13,80 2 7,40 4 14,28 3 50,00 27 13,56
Lack of knowledge 15 10,86 4 14,81 1 3,57 1 16,66 21 10,55
Lack of experience 27 19,56 3 11,11 1 3,57 0 0,00 31 15,57
Bad experience 1 0,72 0 0,00 0 0,00 0 0,00 1 0,50
No classification number 10 7,24 4 14,81 3 10,71 0 0,00 17 8,54
Heavy/emotional subject 16 11,59 3 11,11 6 21,42 2 33,33 27 13,56
Other 20 14,49 3 11,11 6 21,42 0 0,00 29 14,57
  1. *This percentage is calculated in proportion to the total number of participants
  2. # These percentages are calculated in proportion to the number of participants in the group, the groups are divided by the number of advance directives. Due to rounding the sum is not always 100%.
  3. ! The participants could choose multiple answers, the sum of the answers is therefore not matching the number of