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Table 2 Opinions of respondents on different forms of malpractice

From: Malpractice awareness among surgeons at a teaching hospital in Pakistan

  Likert scores Should there be damage claims?
  Mean Yes No
Foreign Object Left in Patient 3.98 ± 0.99 232(72.7%) 87(27.3%)
Wrong Procedure 3.97 ± 1.34 154(48.3%) 165(51.7%)
Failure to Obtain Consent 3.71 ± 1.19 135(42.3%) 184(57.7%)
Wrong Site 3.68 ± 1.06 173(54.2%) 146(45.8%)
Damage to Organs 3.64 ± 1.26 217(68.0%) 102(32.0%)
Surgery on Wrong Patient 3.62 ± 1.30 187(58.6%) 132(41.4%)
Unnecessary Surgery 3.61 ± 1.37 128(40.1%) 191(59.9%)
Delayed Diagnosis 3.61 ± 1.01 160(50.2%) 159(49.8%)
Complications after Surgery 3.59 ± 1.10 193(60.5%) 126(39.5%)
Anesthesia Errors 3.53 ± 1.05 197(61.8%) 122(38.2%)
Misdiagnosis 3.53 ± 1.09 95(29.8%) 224(70.2%)
Failure to Refer to a Specialist 3.50 ± 1.02 63(19.7%) 256(80.3%)
Cosmetic Errors 3.26 ± 1.24 136(42.6%) 183(57.4%)
Inappropriate Postoperative Care 3.17 ± 1.17 106(33.2%) 213(66.8%)
Unintentional Incision 3.13 ± 1.14 47(14.7%) 272(85.3%)
Failure to Treat 3.10 ± 1.06 71(22.3%) 248(77.7%)
Prescription Errors 3.05 ± 1.24 25(7.8%) 294(92.2%)
Inappropriate Preoperative Care 2.94 ± 1.14 33(10.3%) 286(89.7%)
Failure to Diagnose 2.85 ± 1.14 66(20.7%) 253(79.3%)
Failure to Break News in Entirety 2.71 ± 1.09 39(12.2%) 280(87.8%)