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Table 2 Respondent Beliefs and Perceptions

From: Supporting medication discontinuation: provider preferences for interventions to facilitate deprescribing

Factor na (%)b
Self-rated comfort with medication discontinuation (0–10 scale)
  ≤ 6 92 (27)
 7–8 138 (40)
  ≥ 9 116 (34)
Beliefs about medication overuse  
 Agree/Strongly Agree 44 (11)
 Neutral/Disagree/Strongly Disagree 355 (89)
Perceptions of patients’ ability to manage their own health
 More Ability 119 (33)
 Less Ability 246 (67)
Frequency of experiencing uncertainty about the indication for a patient’s medication
 Never/rarely 107 (27)
 Sometimes 209 (53)
 Often/usually 80 (20)
Experience with discontinuation of medications initiated by other providers
 Never/rarely 51 (14)
 Sometimes 295 (83)
 Often/usually 10 (3)
Experience with patient activation
 Low 144 (36)
 Medium 134 (33)
 High 126 (31)
  1. aRespondent counts do not sum to 411 due to missing responses.
  2. bPercentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding.