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Table 2 Top 30 patient management problems encountered by junior doctors, practice analysis study, Ethiopia, 2015 (N = 191)

From: Practice analysis of junior doctors in Ethiopia: implications for strengthening medical education, practice and regulation

Patient management problems Perform every day (%) Perform weekly but not daily (%) Total (%)
Diagnose and manage urinary tract infection 75.9 19.4 95.3
Diagnose and manage hypertension 52.4 34.6 86.9
Manage pneumonia of children 64.4 19.9 84.3
Manage diarrhea and vomiting for children 62.8 20.9 83.8
Mange childhood fever 59.2 22.0 81.2
Diagnose and manage anemia 50.5 30.5 81.1
Diagnose and treat pulmonary and extra pulmonary tuberculosis 37.7 39.8 77.5
Diagnose and manage different forms of diabetes mellitus 35.6 40.8 76.4
Diagnose and manage bronchial asthma 35.6 39.8 75.4
Diagnose and manage shock of different forms 29.8 45.0 74.9
Manage trauma 42.4 32.5 74.9
Diagnose and manage acute exacerbation of asthma 25.1 45.0 70.2
Diagnose and manage congestive heart failure 29.3 40.8 70.2
Offer an HIV test and counsel for HIV 51.8 17.8 69.6
Diagnose and manage hypertensive urgency and emergency 28.3 40.3 68.6
Diagnose and manage children with protein energy malnutrition 41.9 25.1 67.0
Diagnose acute abdomen 28.8 37.2 66.0
Diagnose and treat malaria 35.1 29.3 64.4
Diagnose and manage fracture 24.1 39.3 63.4
Diagnose and manage diabetic ketoacidosis 20.9 41.9 62.8
Diagnose and treat STIs (genital ulcer, discharge and mass) 24.6 37.7 62.3
Diagnose and manage common skin infections like cellulitis and impetigo 31.4 28.8 60.2
Diagnose and manage otitis media 17.3 41.4 58.6
Manage head injury 17.3 40.8 58.1
Diagnose and manage common allergic skin disorders 22.5 34.0 56.5
Diagnose and manage common fungal skin infections 23.6 30.9 54.5
Diagnose and manage coma of different causes 19.9 32.5 52.4
Diagnose and manage tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess 21.5 28.8 50.3
Diagnose and manage chronic liver disease 20.0 25.8 45.8
Diagnose and manage conjunctivitis 14.1 31.4 45.5