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Table 3 Factors influencing the physicians’ attitude towards the care of a hypothetical patient who is in vegetative state (n = 58), 2021

From: Ethics knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of tertiary care pediatricians in Ethiopia

Factor influencing the extent of care Proportion of physicians who said the stated factor is “important or very important” in influencing their decision towards the extent of care provided, n (%)
Quality of life as viewed by the patient 42 (72.4)
Quality of life as viewed by the family 49 (84.5)
Patient unlikely to survive 39 (67.2)
Fear of litigation or breaking the law 28 (48.3)
Financial cost to the society 44 (75.9)
Intensive Care Unit bed availability 47 (81.0)