Table 2

Personal preference of eleven consenting options
No-organ donation (655) Mandated choice (661) Mandated choice + financial incentive (637) Mandated choice + medical incentive (649) Donor-only informed consent (655) Donor- only informed consent + financial incentive (629) Donor- only informed consent + medical incentive (645) Donor-or- surrogate informed consent (648) Donor-or- surrogate informed consent + financial incentive (637) Donor-or- surrogate informed consent + medical incentive (649) Presumed consent (649)
1stRank 13 23 4 14 12 3 9 13 2 10 8
2nd Rank 2 18 7 11 11 4 13 15 6 8 9
3rd Rank 2 13 10 9 13 5 9 13 5 14 8
4th Rank 2 9 7 11 9 6 12 13 7 13 12
5th Rank 4 7 6 8 13 6 15 7 8 17 7
6th Rank 2 9 8 11 10 7 12 13 9 12 4
7th Rank 5 5 9 9 8 11 11 10 14 8 8
8thRank 5 5 14 8 6 16 9 5 16 9 4
9th Rank 4 6 16 9 9 15 6 6 17 5 4
10thRank 10 3 13 7 7 17 4 4 13 2 17
11th Rank 50 2 5 2 1 11 1 1 3 2 19
Median [25%, 75%] 11 [6,11] 3 [2,6] 7 [4,9] 5 [3,8] 5 [3,7] 8 [6,10] 5 [3,7] 4 [2,7] 7 [5,9] 5 [3,7] 7 [3,10]
Mean [SD] 8.3 [3.7] 4.0 [2.8] 6.6 [2.9] 5.2 [3.0] 5.0 [2.8] 7.5 [2.7] 5.1 [2.6] 4.6 [2.7] 7.0 [2.5] 5.0 [2.5] 6.6 [3.5]

Numbers between () represent the number of responses. Data indicate the percentage of respondents who assigned the indicated rank to the corresponding consenting option. Wilcoxon signed ranks test: mandated choice vs. donor-only informed consent, p <0.001; mandated choice vs. donor-or-surrogate informed consent, p <0.001; mandated choice vs. presumed informed consent, p <0.001. Kendall’s W coefficient of concordance (comparing mandated choice, donor-only informed consent, or donor-or-surrogate informed consent each with the same option plus medical or financial incentives) was, 0.115, 0.189, and 0.183, respectively (p <0.001).

Hammami et al.

Hammami et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2012 13:32   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-13-32

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