Table 3

Perceived norm of eleven consenting options
No-organ donation (608) Mandated choice (612) Mandated choice + financial incentive (596) Mandated choice + medical incentive (604) Donor-only informed consent (605) Donor- only informed consent + financial incentive (596) Donor- only informed consent + medical incentive (601) Donor-or- surrogate informed consent (605) Donor-or- surrogate informed consent + financial incentive (593) Donor-or- surrogate informed consent + medical incentive (595) Presumed consent (603)
1st Rank 8 19 6 11 12 4 8 13 3 10 13
2nd Rank 2 18 8 13 11 5 12 14 4 8 8
3rd Rank 2 12 12 11 11 5 10 11 6 12 8
4th Rank 3 11 7 12 11 8 11 12 8 9 11
5th Rank 3 7 7 12 9 8 14 8 7 16 7
6th Rank 2 7 8 10 12 8 13 12 9 14 4
7th Rank 6 7 9 9 8 11 9 9 11 12 8
8th Rank 5 5 16 7 7 13 10 6 16 8 6
9th Rank 4 8 13 9 7 14 8 7 17 7 4
10th Rank 10 4 12 5 8 15 4 4 15 4 16
11th Rank 54 2 4 1 3 10 1 3 3 1 16
Median [25%, 75%] 11 [7,11] 4 [2,7] 7 [3,9] 5 [3,7] 5 [3,8] 8 [5,9.4] 5 [3,7] 4 [2,7] 8 [5,9] 5 [3,7] 6 [3,10]
Mean [SD] 8.8 [3.3] 4.3 [2.9] 6.2 [3.0] 5.0 [2.8] 5.3 [3.0] 7.1 [2.9] 5.2 [2.6] 4.9 [2.8] 7.0 [2.6] 5.1 [2.5] 6.3 [3.6]

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 0.077, 0.130, and 0.150, 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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