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Table 7 Institutional factors for the practice of code of ethics among health professionals (n = 613)

From: Practice of code of ethics and associated factors among health professionals in Central Gondar Zone public hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia, 2021: a mixed-method study design

Variables Categories Frequencies (n) Percentage (%)
Type of Hospitals Specialized 495 80.8
Primary 118 19.2
Is there health ethics document in the Hospital Yes 389 63.5
No 224 36.5
Comply with law and professional standards over other consideration Yes 391 63.8
No 222 36.2
The law and ethical code of their professional is the major consideration Yes 431 70.3
No 182 29.7
People are expected to strictly follow legal/professional standards Yes 408 66.6
No 205 33.4
Decisions that violet any law Yes 379 61.8
No 234 38.2
Very important to follow the hospital rule and procedure Yes 441 71.94
No 172 28.06
Every health professional is expected to stick by the hospital rule and procedure Yes 430 70.1
No 183 29.9
Successful people in the hospital go by the book Yes 400 65.3
No 213 34.7
People in this hospital strictly obey the Hospitals policy Yes 469 76.5
No 144 23.5