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Table 1 Sociodemographic Data of German and Belgian physicians (n = 60)

From: Decisional conflict of physicians during the decision-making process for a simulated advanced-stage cancer patient: an international longitudinal study with German and Belgian physicians

  German (n = 30) Belgian (n = 30)
n   % n   %
Age (years)
 Mean   39    43  
 SD   7    10  
Gender
 Male 15   50 17   57
 Female 15   50 13   43
Field of worka
 Surgery 18   60 13   43
 Medical oncology 9   30 14   47
 Radiooncology 3   10 3   10
Work experience in oncology
 Mean (in years)   10    15  
 SD   8    9  
Work placeb
 Ward (inpatient) 18   60 26   87
 Outpatient Clinic 24   80 28   93
Number of cancer patients on the ward/weekb
 Mean   14    8  
 SD   8    9  
Number of cancer patients in outpatient clinic/weekb
 Mean   14    15  
 SD   13    13  
Number of interdisciplinary meetings/month       
 Mean   9    7  
 SD   7    5  
  1. aField of work includes: surgery (general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, oral maxillofacial surgery, ENT, urology, gynecology), internal medicine (general internal medicine, neurology)
  2. bonly counting cases with> 0 patients
  3. Physicians’ baseline characteristics