Table 2

Proportion of respondents who strongly agreed with the statement

The statementStrongly agree, %
Has appropriate medical indemnity90.6
Remains sober while on duty88.9
When the sports participant is a professional sportsman or athlete and derives livelihood from that activity the physician should pay due regard to the occupational aspects involved88.1
Knowledge and understanding of how injury affects sport87.5
Provides immediate/early access for acutely injured athletes87.4
Ability to formulate appropriate management plan based on history and examination85.8
Monetary gain should not influence clinical decisions85.8
Avoid negligence85
Ability to formulate accurate differential diagnosis from full history and examination84.4
Should be competent at CPR/basic life support84.4
Have personal and professional integrity84.3
Deals competently with mistakes84.1
Does not endanger patient’s health nor causes needless suffering83.7
Should be competent at cervical spine immobilisation and protection83.6
Knowledge and understanding of soft tissue injury/orthopaedic medicine83.6
Can ensure an injured athlete is transferred safely in emergency situation83.6
Ability to perform detailed, systematic, general, and sports related history83.6
Has access to physiotherapist83.5
Appropriate referral to physiotherapy and liaison in management82
Refers appropriately81.1
In sports medicine as in all other branches of medicine professional confidentiality must be observed. The right to privacy over medical attention the sportsman/athlete has received must be protected, especially in the case of professional sportsmen/athletes81.0
Updates and maintains clinical skills80.5