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Table 1 Difficulties in fulfilling duties cited by local health workers

From: Health services reform in Bangladesh: hearing the views of health workers and their professional bodies

Difficulties % (number)
  Doctors
n=182
Nurses
n=309
Paramedics
n=1356
Total
n=1847
Inadequate supplies and logistics 33 (60) 54 (168) 37 (503) 40 (731)
Inadequate infrastructure / physical facilities 41 (75) 48 (148) 28 (384) 33 (607)
Lack of trained human resources 44 (80) 34 (105) 23 (307) 27 (492)
Patients' lack of understanding /bad behaviour 29 (53) 30 (92) 15 (196) 19 (341)
Areas difficult to access 6 (11) 1 (4) 23 (305) 17 (320)
Lack of incentives and personal benefits 10 (18) 6 (17) 19 (257) 16 (292)
Administrative problems 37 (67) 6 (17) 5 (69) 8 (153)
Bad behaviour of colleagues / corruption 16 (29) 8 (24) 3 (41) 5 (94)