Table 1

Regional distribution and level of medical schools of mainland China Responding to a survey on palliative care

CharacteristicN (%)Completed the interview
(n (%))
View palliative care education as important (n (%))Palliative care education was involved (n (%))Offered a specific course (n (%))
Region
 Eastern114 (40.4%)61 (53.5%)47 (77.0%)36 (59.0%)7 (11.5%)
 Central99 (35.1%)32 (32.3%)22 (68.8%)13 (40.6%)1 (3.1%)
 Western69 (24.5%)27 (39.1%)23 (85.2%)14 (51.9%)3 (11.1%)
Level of schools
 Key University33 (11.7%)19 (57.6%)17 (89.5%)14 (73.7%)1 (5.3%)
Non-key University142 (50.4%)68 (47.9%)51 (75.0%)39 (57.4%)9 (13.2%)
 3-year medical training colleges107 (37.9%)33 (30.8%)24 (72.7%)10 (30.3%)1 (3.0%)