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Table 3 Hypothetical change in trust if PAS was legalized in Sweden sorted by clinical specialty, sex, and age

From: Trends in Swedish physicians’ attitudes towards physician-assisted suicide: a cross-sectional study

Specialties My own trust in healthcare would…
Decrease (%) Not influenced (%) Increase (%)
Psychiatrists (n = 122) 29.5 (21.4–37.6) 48.4 (39.5–57.3) 22.0 (14.6–29.4)
Surgeons (n = 134) 21.6 (14.6–28.6) 62.0 (53.8–70.2) 16.4 (10.1–16.4)
GPs (n = 139) 30.2 (22.6–37.8) 56.8 (48.6–65.0) 13.0 (7.5–18.6)
Oncologists (n = 141) 40.4 (32.3–48.5) 51.8 (43.6–60.0) 7.8 (3.4–12.2)
Internists (n = 158) 29.7 (22.6–36.8) 57.0 (49.3–64.7) 13.3 (8.0–18.6)
Geriatricians (n = 124) 46.0 (37.2–54.8) 37.9 (29.4–46.4) 16.1 (9.6–21.6))
Palliativists (n = 72) 65.3 (54.3–76.3) 26.4 (16.2–36.6) 8.3 (1.9–14.7)
Other specialties (n = 16) 6/16 5/16 5/16
Totally (n = 906) 35.4 (32.4–38.4) 50.2 (46.9–53.7) 14.4 (12.1–16.7)
Sex
 Males (n = 458) 27.7 (23.6–31.8) 55.8 (51.3–50.3) 16.5 (13.1–19.9)
 Females (n = 448) 38.6 (34.1–43.1) 47.8 (43.2–52.4) 13.6 (10.4–16.8)
Age
  < 46 year (n = 328) 27.7 (22.9–35.5) 55.8 (50.4–61.2) 16.5 (12.5–20.5)
 46–60 year (n = 343) 39.1 (33.9–44.3) 49.3 (44.0–54.6) 11.6 (8.2–15.0)
  > 61 year (n = 231) 40.2 (33.9–46.5) 44.6 (38.2–51.0) 15.2 (10.6–21.8)
  1. GPs general practitioners, n number of respondents; 95% confidence intervals indicated in brackets