Table 2

Disclosure preferences regarding diagnosis and prognosis

Non-disclosure

Partial-disclosure

Full-disclosure


Diagnosis (N = 239)

7 (2.9 %)

27 (11.3 %)

204 (85.4%)


Non-disclosure

Partial-disclosure

Postponed Full-disclosure

Immediate Full-disclosure


Prospect of Complete recovery (N = 238)

7 (2.9 %)

105 (39.2 %)

41 (17.2 %)

85 (35.7 %)

Expected Length of Survival (N = 236)

15 (6.4 %)

118 (50.0 %)

27 (11.4 %)

76 (32.2 %)


Miyata et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2004 5:7   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-5-7

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