Table 4

Characteristics of ethics committees

General Hospital

Characteristics

Mean ± SD

Range


Total members

10.3 ± 4.9

4–27

External members

1.2 ± 1.4

0–8

Female members

1.3 ± 1.3

0–8

Discipline

Chief of staff

0.7 ± 0.04

0–1

Co-chief of staff

1.4 ± 0.9

0–4

Physician

4.1 ± 4.3

0–18

Nurse

1.2 ± 1.0

0–7

Co-medical staff

0.5 ± 0.9

0–5

Administrator

0.5 ± 1.0

0–4

Attorney/Consultant

0.4 ± 0.6

0–3

Philosopher/Ethicist

0.3 ± 0.6

0–4

Other

0.4 ± 0.9

0–6


Akabayashi et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2007 8:8   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-8-8

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