Primary care doctors planning end-of-life care with patients in select countries 2019

In 2019, 100 percent of primary care physicians in the Netherlands reported that they routinely or occasionally have conversations with their patients about end-of-life care preferences in the event that the patient becomes unable to make decisions themselves. In comparison, 72 percent of physicians in Sweden indicated routinely or occasionally having such conversations. This statistic shows the proportion of primary care physicians who have conversations with patients about end-of-life care preferences in select countries worldwide in 2019.

Proportion of primary care physicians who have conversations with patients about end-of-life care preferences in select countries worldwide in 2019*

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2019

Special properties

Primary care doctors

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Includes physicians who routinely or occasionally have end-of-life conversations with patients about their preferences, wishes and goals for their care, in the event they become very ill or injured or cannot make decisions for themselves.
Excludes respondents who answered “does not apply.”

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