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Table 3 Rationing Dilemmas Encountered by Physicians

From: A survey of Ethiopian physicians’ experiences of bedside rationing: extensive resource scarcity, tough decisions and adverse consequences

Rationing dilemmas Often (%) Sometimes (%) Rarely (%) Never (%) Total N
Restricting treatment to a patient to give those resources to someone who could benefit more 18 33 15 34 538
Felt that the patients need of treatment was not in agreement with the family need or welfare 29 49 13 9 529
Limitation of resources required me to make difficult choice 5 39 56 1 551
There was significant disagreement among health personnel on continuing treatment of the patient due to lack of resources 30 39 19 11 541