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Table 2 A comparison of the cited reasons for not performing one or more of the procedures for FHN doctors and non – FHN doctors (all other practice types combined)

From: A cross sectional survey of urban Canadian family physicians' provision of minor office procedures

Reasons for not doing procedure Percentage of FHN doctors who cited this as a reason for not performing one or more of the four procedures Percentage of non-FHN doctors Statistical significance * p <.05
Lack of up to date skills 61.4% 71.7% NS
Do not like procedure 3.3% 16.5% χ2 = 3.636 p = 0.057
Do not see patients with indications 4.0% 4.6% NS
Complexity 7.5% 10.2% NS
Cost of equipment 18.5% 24.8% NS
Time 26.7% 47.0% χ2 = 4.191 p = 0.041 *
Fees too low 6.7% 21.5% χ2 = 3.560 p = 0.059
Easier to refer 18.5% 23.8% NS