Table 3.

Association of Moral Distress (Independent Variable) with Program Director Beliefs

Belief StatementBeta Weight
1Belief in offering treatment regardless of Cost0.36*
2Belief that Benefit Outweighs Cost Only for Advanced Liver Disease−0.017
3Belief that it is unethical to deny treatment Based on Past Behavior0.333*
4Belief that substance abusers should be offered HCV Treatment0.177*
5Belief that it is unethical for HCV Medicine to be so prohibitively expensive0.415*
6Medicaid policy limiting treatment will worsen racial and ethnic disparity0.397*
  • * P < .001.

  • HCV, Hepatitis C virus.