Table 1.

Distribution of Percentage of Physician Responses to Professional Values Items

ItemStrongly AgreeAgreeNeutralDisagreeStrongly Disagree
Note: Percentages may not add to 100% because of rounding.
Sense of responsibility to individual patients
The physician’s main responsibility is to each individual patient rather than to society284213134
Egalitarian beliefs about distributive justice
It is the responsibility of society to provide everyone with the best available health care183513259
Society should allow patients who are willing to pay more to purchase more expensive treatments25382088
It is unfair, in principle, for some people to have different health care than others for the same problems182920239