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Table 4 Nature of risks disclosed to patients

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

Types of risks disclosed Yes (%) No (%) Don't know (%)
Most serious risks 144 (85.7) 18 (10.7) 2 (1.2)
Most common risks 152 (92.1) 13 (7.9) -
All material risks 35 (21.2) 117 (70.9) 13 (7.9)
Do you explain risks of the procedure to patients? 158 (94.6) 8 (4.8) 1 (0.6)
Do you explain benefits of the procedure to patients? 162 (97) 4 (2.4) 1 (0.6)