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Table 3 Proportion of respondents citing selected rationale for Level 1 and Level 3 clinical management strategies (N = 79)

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

Selected rationale Overall, % Level 1 strategies, % Level 3 strategies, % P value
Supportive evidence 45 63 30 < 0.001
Local practice patterns 32 37 29 0.23
Rule out more serious conditions 22 18 26 0.17
Supervisor expectations 15 17 14 0.56
Academic purposes 4 3 4 0.70
Malpractice concerns 3 2 3 0.65