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Table 1 Elements of Consent Considered Important in the Securing of Valid Informed Consent

From: Withdrawal rates as a consequence of disclosure of risk associated with manipulation of the cervical spine

  Yes (%)
Explanation of the examination process 79 (86)
Explanation of associated risks associated with recommended treatment 81 (88)
Explanation of the benefits of recommended treatment 84 (91)
Discussion of alternative treatment(s) and their risks and benefits 48 (54)