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Table 2 Proportion of respondents selecting Level 1 and Level 3 clinical management strategies ‘always’ or ‘most of the time’, overall and stratified by each of the 8 clinical vignettes (N = 79)

From: Physician clinical management strategies and reasoning: a cross-sectional survey using clinical vignettes of eight common medical admissions

  Level 1 strategies, % Level 3 strategies, % P value
Overall 82 43 < 0.001
Clinical vignette scenario    
Community acquired pneumonia 93 25 < 0.001
Acute coronary syndrome* 93 65 < 0.001
Congestive heart failure 85 31 < 0.001
Syncope 83 33 < 0.001
Asthma* 81 52 < 0.001
End-Stage lung cancer* 77 61 0.01
Transient ischemic attack* 73 17 < 0.001
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease* 69 57 0.08
  1. *Proportion of respondents that selected Level 3 clinical management strategies was significantly different that the proportion that selected Level 3 strategies for the community acquired pneumonia vignette.
  2. Proportion of respondents that selected Level 1 clinical management strategies was significantly different that the proportion that selected Level 1 strategies for the community acquired pneumonia vignette.