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Table 3 Reasons GPs judged to be the most important for not informing patients about treatments and making trade-offs between cost and health benefit

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

  Side-effects Effects
Most important reason for not informing No info treatment
(N = 223)
No info trade-off
(N = 132)
No info treatment
(N = 160)
No info trade-off
(N = 128)
Information not useful to patients 63 59 55 68
Various other reasons 25 19 29 15
Unwillingness to enter discussion with patients 7 11 11 8
Lack of time 5 12 6 9
  1. Missing data: up to 51 participants