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Table 3 Application of Leonetti’s law

From: End of life in the intensive care unit: should French law be adapted?

  Total n = 616 Doctors n = 454 Paramedics n = 132 P
Often applied 543 (88) 422 (93) 101 (77.2) 0.001
Always and fully applied 168 (27.3) 26 (28) 31 (24.1) NS
Difficulties encountered     
Collective decision-making difficult to achieve 18 13 31.7 0.001
No team discussion 7.3 3 19.5 0.001
Outside consultant not contacted or unavailable 73 84 46.3 0.01
Covers all end of life situations in intensive care     
(always or usually) 79.5 86.5 67.9 0.001
Allows decision-making concerning withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment in most cases in your unit 81 87 68.5 0.001