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Table 3 Results of the mixed logistic regression predicting for which cases no recommendation was given (N = 249 cases in 29 sessions)

From: Process quality of decision-making in multidisciplinary cancer team meetings: a structured observational study

Predictor Full model Stepwise model
  OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P
Dermatological vs. gyn. MDTM 2.22 0.09 to 57.79 .629    
Gastrointestinal vs. gyn. MDTM 0.40 0.01 to 16.15 .625    
Head and neck cancer vs. gyn. MDTM 1.60 0.36 to 7.07 .534    
Liver and biliary tract vs. gyn. MDTM 4.81 1.10 to 20.98 .037** 4.41 1.38 to 14.11 .013**
Lymphoma and myeloma vs. gyn. MDTM 3.10 0.25 to 37.91 .373 6.62 0.81 to 53.85 .077*
Neuro-oncological vs. gyn. MDTM 1.99 0.20 to 20.10 .559    
Non-entity-specific oncological vs. gyn. MDTM 0.39 0.02 to 6.09 .497    
Non-entity-specific surgical vs. gyn. MDTM 2.64 0.39 to 17.86 .319 3.48 0.80 to 15.15 .096*
Thorax vs. gyn. MDTM 7.89 0.57 to 109.22. .123 9.48 0.98 to 92.02 .052**
Uro-oncological vs. gyn. MDTM 3.13 0.23 to 43.50 .395 9.40 1.13 to 78.25 .038**
Number of attending professionals (1 person increase) 1.05 0.94 to 1.18 .385    
Duration of session (10 min increase) 1.97 1.09 to 3.58 .024** 1.32 0.98 to 1.76 .071*
Number of cases discussed in this session (1 case increase) 0.81 0.62 to 1.05 .111    
Quality of case historya 0.36 0.15 to 0.84 .019** 0.30 0.13 to 0.68 .004**
Quality of radiological informationa 0.74 0.54 to 1.02 .063* 0.68 0.51 to 0.90 .008**
Quality of information on comorbiditiesa 0.85 0.66 to 1.11 .226    
Presentation of whether case was palliative (dichotomous variable) 1.06 0.36 to 3.13 .910    
Quality of psychosocial informationa 1.08 0.76 to 1.53 .686    
Quality of information on the patient’s views and preferencesa 0.91 0.64 to 1.30 .614    
Number of active participants in the discussion of each individual case (1 person increase) 0.94 0.73 to 1.21 .605    
Quality of chair behaviora 0.79 0.54 to 1.17 .237    
Quality of team behaviora 0.97 0.60 to 1.55 .884    
Medical and treatment uncertainty during case discussiona 1.10 0.85 to 1.42 .459    
Duration of case discussion (1 min increase) 1.13 0.94 to 1.27 .154 1.13 1.00 to 1.27 .067*
  1. OR Odds ratio, CI Confidence interval, gyn gynecological
  2. Bold typesetting of OR indicates statistical significance
  3. *Indicates p < .10
  4. **Indicates p < .05
  5. aIndicates 1 step increase