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Table 2 Minutes of attributable labour time by profession and type of activity

From: A pilot study on patient-related costs and factors associated with the cost of specialist palliative care in the hospital: first steps towards a patient classification system in Germany

  Episode in palliative care unit (n = 30) Consultation episode (n = 114)
Mean SD Mean SD
Profession
 Physician 450.7 276.4 168.0 118.7
 Nurse 1421.1 1200.8 78.2 90.0
 Social worker 56.8 71.4 44.8 81.4
 Breathing therapist 36.0 52.8 0.5 5.6
 Psychologist 44.7 46.7 21.4 35.6
 Physiotherapist 106.8 158.8
 Pharmacist 67.3 62.7 0.1a 0.9
 Chaplain 39.2 52.6 17.8 37.7
 Total 2222.6 1771.3 330.8 242.0
Minutes by type of activity
 Direct patient care 1253.9 1112.4 107.3 107.4
 Contact with relatives 250.9 237.5 55.2 68.0
 Patient-related administration and preparation of medication 586.2 444.5 80.7 56.8
 Contact to other carers 131.7 95.8 87.6 73.0
  1. aPharmacists are not usually involved in consultation episodes at study site