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Table 2 Factors rated regarding their influence on physicians’ decision-making

From: Treatment recommendations within the leeway of clinical guidelines: A qualitative interview study on oncologists’ clinical deliberation

Factor cards Rated importance (5 > 0) mean:
Patient’s wishes and preferences 4.86
Clinical guidelines 4.29
Patient’s general condition 4.2
Medical literature 4.14
Supervisors 4.07
Medical co-workers 3.93
Nurses 3.77
Patient’s age 3.46
Professional experience 3.43
Support from relatives/social environment 3.36
Intuition 3.21
Physician’s own values 3.20
Institutional guidelines 3.07
Psycho-oncologist 2.85
Wishes and interests of patient’s relatives 2.57
  1. 5 being the greatest influence and 0 no influence at all