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Table 3 Overall patient perception of observance of ethical principles by doctors

From: Patients' perception and actual practice of informed consent, privacy and confidentiality in general medical outpatient departments of two tertiary care hospitals of Lahore

  Public Hospital Private Hospital Two sample t-test
Patient perception Frequency (%) Frequency (%) T statistic (df:184) p value
Well observed 1 (1.1) 15 (16.1) 3.64 < 0.0003*
Somewhat observed 66 (71.0) 57 (61.3) 1.39 0.163
Not observed 26 (28.0) 21 (22.6) 0.84 0.398
Total 93 (100) 93 (100)   
  1. *results reach statistical significance