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Table 4 Barriers to providing feedback, AHA 2009–2019

From: Characteristics, satisfiers, development needs, and barriers to success for early-career academic hospitalists

Barrier [n, %] #1 Barrier (n = 685) #2 Barrier (n = 602) #3 Barrier (n = 457) Top 3 Barrier (% of 685)
Lack of personal skills/confidence 175 (25.6) 195 179 549 (80.2)
Hesitant to give negative feedback 173 (25.3) 78 42 293 (43.9)
Lack of time 110 (16.1) 91 60 261 (38.1)
Learners’ lack of receptiveness 64 (9.3) 59 37 160 (23.4)
Lack of exposure to trainees 55 (8.0) 65 43 163 (23.8)
Lack of specific examples 47 (6.9) 47 24 118 (17.2)
Fear of repercussions for negative feedback 25 (3.6) 20 13 58 (8.5)
Unknown expectations 14 (2.0) 22 17 53 (7.7)
Stellar learners 12 (1.8) 12 12 36 (5.3)
Space 5 (0.7) 10 18 33 (4.8)
Distractions/Other 5 (0.7) 4 12 21 (3.1)