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Table 4 Opportunities between health providers to communicate regarding patient prognosis and whether that communication is valued

From: Surgical intensive care unit clinician estimates of the adequacy of communication regarding patient prognosis

  Recipient
Communicator Surgeon ICU MD/NP ICU RN
  Opportunity to communicate Communication valued Opportunity to communicate Communication valued Opportunity to communicate Communication valued
Surgeon - - 90% 75% 90% 90%
ICU MD/NP 46% 27% - - 85% 83%
ICU RN 29% 31% 91% 63$ - -
  1. The percentages given indicate "always" or "often." ICU, intensive care unit; MD, physician; NP, nurse practitioner; RN, nurse.