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Table 1 Pearson risk scale*- Physician risk attitudes

From: Chest pain out-of-hours – an interview study of primary care physicians’ diagnostic approach, tolerance of risk and attitudes to hospital admission

1. I enjoy taking risks
2. I try to avoid situations that have uncertain outcomes
3. Taking risks does not bother me if the gains involved are high
4. I consider security an important element in every aspect of my life
5. People have told me that I seem to enjoy taking chances
6. I rarely, if ever, take risks when there is another alternative