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Table 3 Overview of barriers and facilitators of strategies to improve the quality of palliative care

From: Improving the organization of palliative care: identification of barriers and facilitators in five European countries

Themes Facilitators Barriersa
EN DE IT NO NL EN DE IT NO NL
Innovation   Usefulness Accessibility, attractiveness, usefulness Accessibility, attractiveness, usefulness Accessibility, attractiveness, usefulness   Usefulness Attractiveness Attractiveness Accessibility, attractiveness
Individual professional level Attitude, professional skills Attitude, professional skills, knowledge, awareness Attitude, professional skills Attitude, professional skills, knowledge Attitude Attitude Attitude, knowledge, awareness Attitude, knowledge   Attitude, awareness
Group dynamics Professional guidance Team climate Team climate, professional guidance, network Network Professional guidance, network   Team climate Team climate, network Team climate Team climate, network
Organization-al context   Organizational processes, organizational structure   Staff Organizational processes Time, staff   Time Time, staff, organizational structure Time, staff, organizational structure
Economic and political context Financial arrangement, regulations   Regulations Financial arrangement, regulations Regulations Financial arrangement, regulations Financial arrangement Financial arrangement, regulations Financial arrangement, regulations Financial arrangement, regulations
  1. EN England, DE Germany, IT Italy, NO Norway, NL The Netherlands.
  2. aFor the readability of the table, the 'lack of' has been left out in the description of barriers. However, each barrier should be read as if there is a lack of it, e.g. lack of attractiveness, lack of time, etc.