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Table 3 Determinants of the decision to refer elderly patients at early and advanced stage (multivariate analyse)

From: Factors influencing general practitioners in the referral of elderly cancer patients

  β SE OR [CI 95%] p
"Early disease" model (417 GPs)      
Elements influencing GPs      
Organisational difficulties (care provision) (ref: not influenced) -0.99 0.21 0.37 [0.24-0.56] <0.0001
Anatomical localisation of the cancer (ref: not influenced) -0.53 0.23 0.58 [0.37-0.92] 0.02
R-Squared = 0.08; Chi-Squared Hosmer and Lemeshow = 0.02 (p = 0.99)
"Advanced disease" model (397 GPs)      
GP characteristics      
Training in oncology (ref: not influenced) 0.61 0.31 1.85 [1.01-3.38] 0.046
Elements influencing GPs      
Chronological age of patient (ref: not influenced) -0.59 0.23 0.55 [0.35-0.86] 0.009
Organisational difficulties (care provision) (ref: not influenced) -0.51 0.22 0.60 [0.39-0.92] 0.02
Disease stage (ref: not influenced) -0.85 0.26 0.43 [0.25-0.71] 0.001
R-Squared = 0.11; Chi-Squared Hosmer and Lemeshow = 4.31 (p = 0.63)