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Table 2 Reason for seeking a second opinion (n = 57). Frequencies and percentages with confidence intervals

From: Second opinions in medical oncology

Reason for second opinion Response Frequency Percent Confidence interval for percentage
Needed reassurance Yes 27 49.1 (21.0, 77.2)
Needed To Consider Options Yes 23 41.8 (15.3, 68.3)
Family and Friends Yes 14 25.5 (0.0, 53.4)
Wasn’t Comfortable with First Dr Yes 9 16.4 (1.8, 30.9)
Didn’t Trust First Dr Yes 8 14.5 (0.0, 60.2)
First Dr. Didn’t Understand My Concerns Yes 5 9.1 (0.0, 22.2)
Didn’t Understand Treatment Choices Yes 4 7.3 (2.4, 12.1)
Consulted A Second Doctor To Get Access To A Clinical Trial Yes 2 3.5 (0.0, 11.6)
Second Opinion In Order To Access Treatment Faster Yes 2 3.5 (0.0, 11.6)
Other/Unclear Yes 3 5.5 (0.0, 16.8)
 Recommended by 1st Doctor Yes 2 3.5 (0.0, 18.0)