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Table 2 Cross-tabulation showing relationship between preferred and actual degree of control in medical decision making % (n = 153)

From: Are elderly people with co-morbidities involved adequately in medical decision making when hospitalised? A cross-sectional survey

  I made the decision about which treatment I received I made the final decision about my treatment after seriously considering my doctor's opinion My doctor and I shared responsibility for deciding which treatment was best for me My doctor made the final decision about which treatment was used, but seriously considered my opinion I left all decisions regarding treatment to my doctor I was not asked for my opinion Total
I prefer to make the final selection of which treatment I will receive 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.7 4.6
I prefer to make the final selection after seriously considering my doctor's opinion 0.7 3.9 4.6 2.6 1.3 6.5 19.6
I prefer that my doctor and I share responsibility for deciding which treatment is best for me 1.3 2.0 9.8 6.5 1.3 6.5 27.5
I prefer that my doctor makes the final decision about which treatment will be used, but seriously considers my opinion 0.7 2.6 4.6 7.2 7.8 9.8 32.7
I prefer to leave all decisions regarding treatment to my doctor 0.0 0.0 1.3 2.0 8.5 3.9 15.7
Total 5.2 8.5 20.3 18.3 20.3 27.5