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Table 4 Quantitative results of emergency medical provider questionnaires. Positive responses were calculated as a percentage of the number of providers that included the statement in their free response. More than one response was coded per subject when applicable. Italicized responses denote breakdown of individuals with the above response.

From: Integrating quantitative and qualitative methodologies for the assessment of health care systems: emergency medicine in post-conflict Serbia

Select questionnaire responses of emergency medical providers (n = 39) Positive responses (%)
CURRENT PROBLEMS IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE  
Organization 59
An organized system doesn't exist 35
No government regulation 22
Lack of treatment/triage protocols 22
Poor coordination between health care facilities / lack of team work 17
Poor division of labor of those providing emergency services 17
Other 26
Lack of supplies, equipment, and medications 54
Insufficient equipment 62
Inadequate funding 24
Lack of optimal ambulances 5
Poor diagnostic & therapeutic procedures 5
Training and education 36
Lack of incentives / difficult field of work / poor compensation 23
No answer / there is no system of emergency medicine 18
Pre-hospital emergency services / ambulance services 5
PRIORITIES FOR REFORM  
Organization 77
Treatment protocols/guidelines 27
Improve coordination between health care facilities (team work) and within hospitals (between specialties) 27
Increase the number of physicians (personnel) trained in EM 17
Government regulation and organization 13
Legal regulation 10
Increase the number of beds 10
Establishment of EM as a separate specialty 7
Develop a computer database for tracking patients 3
Improve efficiency of system 3
Supplies, equipment, and medication (improved diagnostics) 54
Training and education 36
Financing 33
Incentives / work conditions / compensation 21
BARRIERS TO FUTURE DEVELOPMENT  
Economics/resources 69
Organization 36
Political/government 26
Inadequate education and training 18