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Table 6 Health outcome and coherence between indication and outcome after discharge (n = 560)

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

  n %
Outcome of the surgery
 Successful 533 95.2
 Complications 27 4.8
 Total 560 100.0
Coherence of the information received with the real post-operative progress
 Coherent 349 62.3
 Worse than expected 18 3.2
 Better than expected 17 3.0
 No information 176 31.5
 Total 560 100.0
Instructions on the behaviors to keep after the discharge
 Received 524 93.6
 Yes, but more Instructions needed 16 2.8
 Not received 20 3.6
 Total 560 100.0
Adherence to the post-operative care indications
 Yes 511 91.3
 Partially 16 2.9
 No 33 5.8
 Total 560 100.0