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Table 3 Advantages of private clinics from the patients’ perspective, Tigray National Regional State, February 2011

From: Public-on-private dual practice among physicians in public hospitals of Tigray National Regional State, North Ethiopia: perspectives of physicians, patients and managers

Factor Frequency (N = 91) Percent
Better care and treatment in private sector 69 75.8%
Shorter waiting times in private sector 60 65.9%
Better attention in public hospitals after referral from private clinic 56 61.5%
Easier access to a bed in public hospital after referral from private clinic 36 39.6%