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Table 2 Health professionals’ responses related to knowledge about confidentiality (N = 410)

From: Health professionals' knowledge and attitude towards patient confidentiality and associated factors in a resource-limited setting: a cross-sectional study

Knowledge about patients’ confidentiality No Yes
N (%) N (%)
Does confidentiality is governed by low 52 (12.7) 358 (87.3)
Does non-medical information confidential 227 (55.4) 183 (44.6)
Are policies allowed to access medical records freely 115 (28.0) 295 (72.0)
Can the third party access a result without patient consent 291 (71.0) 119 (29.0)
Can confidentiality be breached if a patient has died 203 (49.5) 207 (50.5)
Can patient confidentiality be breached if the disease contagious 111 (27.1) 299 (72.9)
Patient confidentiality can be breached if the disease is not contagious 265 (64.6) 145 (35.4)