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Table 3 Top five reported barriers to patient care as reported by African respondents to a global medical oncology workload study compared to respondents from other countries (n = 1115)

From: Cancer care workforce in Africa: perspectives from a global survey

Africa (n = 36) s (%) Other countries (n = 1079) N (%)
Patients unable to pay 18 (50) High clinical volumes 639 (59)
High clinical volumes 16 (44) Insufficient time for reading 421 (39)
Access to new treatments 14 (39) Access to new treatments 357 (33)
Unavailability/limited access to radiotherapy 12 (33) Shortage of oncologists 315 (29)
Unavailability/limited access to chemotherapy 10 (28) Shortage of nurses 257 (24)