Table 6

What factors affect the amount of information conveyed to the patient during the consent process?

Percentage of participants who agree (n)

Percentage of participants who disagree (n)

No

Question

Surgery

Anaesthesia

Surgery

Anaesthesia


1

Patient age

36 (21)

54 (48)

49 (29)

22 (20)

2

Patient's level of education

29 (17)

48 (43)

46 (27)

30 (27)

3

Patient's inquisitiveness

46 (27)

71 (63)

34 (20)

18 (16)

4

Complexity of procedure

53 (31)

73 (65)

34 (20)

15 (13)

5

How busy the doctor is at the time

8 (5)

24 (21)

73 (43)

49 (44)

6

Whether the patient is private or NHS

5 (3)

12 (11)

83 (49)

76 (68)


Jamjoom et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:2   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-11-2

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