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Table 8 Experience of “active” end-of-life practices in the context of a palliative care pathway (use of analgesic and/or sedative drugs at above therapeutic doses)? Breakdown of responses according to the neonatologist’s number of years of experience in neonatology

From: End-of-life decisions and practices for very preterm infants in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation of Belgium

   Neonatologist’s years of experience
  Total 5 years or less 6–14 years 15 years or more
Response to the question n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Yes 40 (76.9) 3 (37.5) 18 (75.0) 19 (95.0)
No 11 (21.2) 5 (62.5) 5 (20.8) 1 (5.0)
Uncertain 1 (1.9) 0 (0.0) 1 (4.2) 0 (0.0)
Missing values 6 (10.3) 4 (33.3) 1 (4) 1 (4.8)
  1. Fisher-Freeman-Halton exact test: p-value = 0.007