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Table 2 Perceptions, Prevalence, and Reasons Related to POST by Health Professionals During STEGH

From: Extent, nature and consequences of performing outside scope of training in global health

Survey Question Response n/N %
How often do HIC professionals perform clinically beyond their scope of training? Always 4/223 1.8
Frequently 81/223 36.3
Sometimes 75/223 33.6
Infrequently 48/223 21.5
Never 15/223 6.7
Do you believe it is appropriate for HIC-trained clinicians to perform beyond their scope of training? Yes 13/223 5.8
No 65/223 29.2
It depends 123/223 55.2
No response 22/223 9.5
Were you ever asked to perform clinical activities beyond your scope of training? Yes 109/223 48.9
If yes, number of times: 1–3 39/105 37.1
4–10 31/105 29.5
> 10 35/105 33.3
No response 4/109 3.7
Did you ever perform clinical activities beyond your scope of training? Yes 67/109 61.4
If yes, number of times: 1–3 27/64 42.2
4–10 19/64 29.7
> 10 18/64 28.1
No response 3/67 4.5
Why do you feel you were in a situation or situations in which you practiced clinically beyond your scope of training? (May select more than one answer.)
 My training did not match my host’s expectations 25/67 37.3
 I had an inadequate level of supervision in-country 14/67 20.9
 I was inadequately prepared to decline practicing beyond my scope of training 13/67 19.4
 I perceived an inadequate level of available staff, equipment, or resources 9/67 13.4
 I overestimated my own capabilities 5/67 7.5
 I wanted to be able to perform a procedure/technique I was not very familiar with 5/67 7.5
 I did not seek adequate assistance when I needed it 1/67 1.5
 Other 13/67 19.4