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Table 4 Decision making characteristics of the 250 included cases of continuous sedation until death and relation to experienced pressure

From: Pressure during decision making of continuous sedation in end-of-life situations in Dutch general practice

Decision making characteristics N* % within category presence of experienced pressure p-value#
Consultation of palliative care team during decision making 257    0.07
- yes   29% 23%  
- no   71% 13%  
Initiating conversation about continuous sedation 226    0.05
GP   63% 14%  
patient, relative, other   37% 25%  
Euthanasia request expressed by patient 250    <0.01
- yes   80% 31%  
- no (including not discussed)   20% 13%