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Table 4 Results of the mixed logistic regression predicting for which cases more than one option was recommended (N = 185 cases in 28 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 0.95 0.01 to 93.97 .981    
Gastrointestinal vs. gyn. MDTM 288.58 0.28 to >999.00 .109 7.36 1.38 to 39.35 .020**
Head and neck cancer vs. gyn. MDTM 1.94 0.17 to 22.07 .593    
Liver and biliary tract vs. gyn. MDTM 1.99 0.20 to 19.57 .552    
Lymphoma and myeloma vs. gyn. MDTM 4.85 0.17 to 135.52 .351    
Neuro-oncological vs. gyn. MDTM 2.81 0.12 to 68.75 .524 5.39 1.24 to 23.45 .025**
Non-entity-specific oncological vs. gyn. MDTM 5.45 0.08 to 386.63 .433    
Non-entity-specific surgical vs. gyn. MDTM 14.44 0.29 to 730.38 .181    
Thorax vs. gyn. MDTM 1.28 0.00 to >999.00 .944    
Uro-oncological vs. gyn. MDTM 21.27 0.31 to >999.00 .154    
Number of attending professionals (1 person increase) 0.90 0.71 to 1.13 .352    
Duration of session (10 min increase) 0.82 0.36 to 1.84 .630    
Number of cases discussed in this session (1 case increase) 1.20 0.82 to 1.76 .347    
Quality of case historya 0.64 0.02 to 26.76 .813    
Quality of radiological informationa 0.74 0.39 to 1.41 .359    
Quality of information on comorbiditiesa 1.12 0.79 to 1.59 .532    
Presentation of whether case was palliative (dichotomous variable) 0.52 0.11 to 2.42 .399    
Quality of psychosocial informationa 0.95 0.57 to 1.60 .836    
Quality of information on the patient’s views and preferencesa 1.10 0.72 to 1.69 .661    
Number of active participants in the discussion of each individual case (1 person increase) 0.89 0.60 to 1.33 .571    
Quality of chair behaviora 1.24 0.68 to 2.26 .704    
Quality of team behaviora 1.32 0.58 to 3.01 .508    
Medical and treatment uncertainty during case discussiona 2.12 1.39 to 3.23 .001** 2.16 1.48 to 3.14 <.001**
Duration of case discussion (1 min increase) 1.13 0.94 to 1.43 .203    
  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