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Table 4 Type of oral information delivered by physician (n = 560)

From: Does written informed consent adequately inform surgical patients? A cross sectional study

  n %
Diagnosis 520 92.8
Type of surgery 494 88.2
Prognosis 416 74.2
Post-operative progress 384 68.6
Benefits of surgery 381 68.0
Outcome of non treatment 362 64.6
Alternatives to the proposed surgery 354 63.2
Chances of success of the surgery 346 61.8
Potential complications of the surgery 300 53.6