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Table 1 Percentage of GPs who consider trade-offs between costs and health effects* based on concerns about costs to the patient and costs to the healthcare system to be relevant to clinical decision-making (N = 327)

From: Bedside rationing by general practitioners: A postal survey in the Danish public healthcare system

Concern for, % Very relevant Somewhat relevant Slightly relevant Not relevant
Patient 52 34 9 4
Healthcare system 34 41 19 6
  1. *There was no significant difference between how relevant participants thought it to be to trade-off costs and side-effects (hypertension) and costs and effects (cholesterol) out of concern of the healthcare system nor out of concern for the patient.
  2. Missing data: 3 participants