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Table 1 Frequencies of answers to the potential approaches for medical dispute

From: Violence against healthcare workers and other serious responses to medical disputes in China: surveys of patients at 12 public hospitals

Options when facing a medical disputeFrequencyPercentageCategorization
Complaining to friends and relatives1653.0%Lower-level Response
(N = 3059; 55.1%)
Negotiating with the doctor108719.6%
Complaining to the hospital or the health department180732.5%
Negotiating with a third party4137.4%Higher-level Response
(N = 2497; 44.9%)
Seeking legal help146126.3%
Exposing to the news/media5409.7%
Resorting to violence831.5%
Total5556100.0% 
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