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Table 2 Identified problems in government health and family planning services

From: What did the public think of health services reform in Bangladesh? Three national community-based surveys 1999–2003

  % (No) of respondents
Identified problems 1999 2000 2003
Lack of/poor quality of medicines 54 (14,128) 58 (14,621) 55 (14,052)
Bad staff attitude 15 (4,015) 25 (6,276) 29 (7,447)
Bad service 29 (7,561) 40 (10,098) 27 (6,751)
Extra payment to doctors 9 (2,376) 12 (3,091) 17(4,440)
Have to pay for medicines 9 (2,202) 17 (4,263) 17 (4,379)
Difficult to reach 22 (5,588) 19 (4,785) 16 (4,164)
Doctors not available 7 (1,876) 13 (3,178) 15 (3,887)
Dirty, poor equipment/facilities 15 (3,984) 13 (3,399) 11 (2,887)
Lack of doctors/specialists/nurses 18 (4,698) 14 (3,561) 10 (2,618)
Lack of different services 6 (1,481) 14 (3,478) 10 (2,600)
No problem 6 (1,679) 1 (238) 1 (338)
Too few beds/lack of facilities 7 (1,833) 7 (1,886) 7 (1,706)