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Table 5 Physicians’ Experiences Regarding Resource Scarcity

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

  Daily (%) Weekly (%) Monthly (%) 6 monthly (%) Never (%) Total N
Felt under pressure to deny an expensive intervention that I thought was indicated because of lack of resources 31 23 20 15 12 533
Encountered patients who have problems that cannot be treated because they cannot afford the treatment 35 28 24 10 4 539
Seen a situation where a patient suffered adverse consequences as a result of limited resources in the health care system 29 23 25 20 3 538
Been so troubled by limited resources that I regretted my choice of profession 36 23 15 15 12 538