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Table 1 Knowledge of the professional liability insurance coverage in a sample of hospital health professionals (n = 60)

From: Professional liability insurance in Obstetrics and Gynaecology: estimate of the level of knowledge about malpractice insurance policies and definition of an informative tool for the management of the professional activity

  Knowledge of private policies    
  None Poor Middle Good Total   
Obstetricians-gynecologists 11 3 10 10 34 χ 2 5,979
Obstetric nurse 7 1 2 4 14 Degree of freedom 6
Physician-Surgeons in residence 8 0 1 3 12 P-value 0,201
  Knowledge of hospital policies    
  None Poor Middle Good Total   
Obstetricians-gynecologists 8 8 15 3 34 χ 2 11,364
Obstetric nurse 9 3 2 0 14 Degree of freedom 6
Physician-Surgeons in residence 3 5 4 0 12 P-value 0,023
  Signing of individual policy     
  Yes No Total     
Obstetricians-gynecologists 23 11 34    χ 2 4,583
Obstetric nurse 7 7 14    Degree of freedom 2
Physician-Surgeons in residence 4 8 12    P-value 0,101
  Warranty extension for gross negligence     
  Yes No Total     
Obstetricians-gynecologists 32 2 34    χ 2 17,501
Obstetric nurse 6 8 14    Degree of freedom 2
Physician-Surgeons in residence 6 6 12    P-value 0,001
  Knowledge Loss/Claims     
  Yes No Total     
Obstetricians-gynecologists 6 28 34    χ 2 5,098
Obstetric nurse 0 14 14    Degree of freedom 2
Physician-Surgeons in residence 0 12 12    P-value 0,078
  Knowledge first/second risk     
  Yes No Total     
Obstetricians-gynecologists 18 16 34    χ 2 13,579
Obstetric nurse 1 13 14    Degree of freedom 2
Physician-Surgeons in residence 1 11 12    P-value 0,001
  Knowledge warranty for vitiated informed consent     
  Yes No I don't know     
Obstetricians-gynecologists 7 18 9    χ 2 9,197
Obstetric nurse 0 4 10    Degree of freedom 4
Physician-Surgeons in residence 2 5 5    P-value 0,056