Table 3

Drivers for providing low-value care

Drivers for providing low-value careGPs mentioning the specific driver (N=182)*, n (%)
Maintaining a good relationship with the patient138 (75.8)
Time pressure101 (55.5)
Wanting to offer the patient something95 (52.2)
Clinical uncertainty42 (23.1)
Other reasons33 (18.1)
Availability diagnostic tools21 (11.5)
Fear of claims18 (9.9)
Request of the patient17 (9.3)
Action is routine13 (7.1)
Lack of knowledge8 (4.4)
It takes a lot of time to get in touch with a specialist5 (2.7)
  • *Multiple answers were possible.

  • GPs, general practitioners.