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Table 2 Information given to patients by doctors prior to obtaining consent

From: Evaluating the quality of informed consent and contemporary clinical practices by medical doctors in South Africa: An empirical study

Information disclosed to patients Yes (%) No (%) Don't know (%)
Diagnosis 162 (96.4) 6 (3.6) -
Treatment options 136 (81) 32 (19) -
Recommended treatment 149 (88.7) 19 (11.3) -
Risk of refusing recommended treatment 140 (88.3) 28 (16.7)  
Cost of medical treatment 20 (11.9) 148 (88.1)  
Information on general risks 147 (87.5) 21 (12.5)  
Information on benefits 150 (89.3) 18 (10.7)  
Information on right of refusal 109 (64.9) 59 (35.1)  
Probing questions    
Do you think the information you provide is sufficient? 121 (72) 27 (16.1) 19 (11.4)
Do you think this amount of time spent is sufficient? 93 (55.4) 66 (39.3) 9 (5.4)
Do you think the hospital consent form is adequate? 105 (62.5) 51 (30.4) 12 (7.1)