Table 6

Opinions about the medical information supplied to patients in the knowledgeable about the law and acknowledgeable about the law health care professionals groups

Information supplied to the patients

Percentage of physicians who know the Law

Percentage of physicians who do not know the Law

Statistical test and significance level


Disease diagnosis

92.1

7.9

χ2 = 6.623, df = 1, p < 0.01

Medical examination results

89.8

10.2

χ2 = 6.724, df = 1, p < 0.01

Treatment prognosis

93.7

6.3

χ2 = 12.456, df = 1, p < 0.001

Disease complications

91.0

9.0

χ2 = 10.587, df = 1, p < 0.01

Possible alternative treatment methods

92.9

7.1

χ2 = 15.179, df = 1, p < 0.001


Ducinskiene et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:10   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-6-10

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