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Table 3 Clinicians’ attitudes regarding whether detention affects health and why they do not ask patients if they have been in detention

From: Clinicians’ perceptions of the health status of formerly detained immigrants

N 150
Do you believe detention affects health
 Yes 147 (98.0%)
 No/Unsure 3 (2.0%)
Do you ask patients if they have been in detention
 Yes 67 (44.7%)
 Sometimes 44 (29.3%)
 No 39 (26.0%)
Reasons for not always askinga 85b
 I’m not sure how to frame question in every situation 36 (42.4%)
 It’s not relevant to the patients I see 35 (41.2%)
 I don’t always have time 19 (22.4%)
 It interferes with patient trust 16 (18.8%)
 Do not think to 9 (10.6%)
 Concern for/previous experience of patient (re)traumatization. 7 (8.2%)
 Other 8 (9.4%)
 No answer 2 (2.4%)
  1. N = 85 because only the 85 physicians who completed the survey were asked this question
  2. aPractitioners could indicate all reasons which pertained, thus these categories can add up to greater than 100%