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Table 1 Which elements form an informed consent process

From: A survey of the current practice of the informed consent process in general surgery in the Netherlands

Q-Nr Element of SIC Question: Is the following item required in SIC Total Y/N % (n=453) Surgeons Y/N % (n=296) Residents Y/N % (n=157) p-value
18 Assessment of preconditions Evaluation of competence 62/38% 55/45% 73/27% <0.001
Provision of information Patient education 92/8% 91/9% 94/6% 0.37
Stage of consent Recording of consent 88/12% 86/14% 92/8% 0.041
Patients’ signature 31/69% 29/71% 34/66% 0.30
   Surgeons’ signature 36/64% 34/66% 41/59% 0.16
  1. Q-NR= Question number as reported in Additional file 2.
  2. SIC = Surgical informed consent.
  3. Y/N% = Percentage of persons in this category who answers positive / negative.