Table 6

Unit policy on giving information to parents of severly ill infants6-150

Information is givenFrance
% (CI)
Germany (ex-BRD) % (CI)Germany (ex-DDR) % (CI)Great Britain
% (CI)
Italy
% (CI)
Luxembourg % (CI)Netherlands % (CI)Spain
% (CI)
Sweden
% (CI)
As soon as it becomes known to the staff12 (4–32)25 (10–51)044 (19–73)9 (3–28)050 (50–50)11 (4–29)68 (59–76)
Only when a clear picture of the baby’s condition is reached71 (50–85)48 (27–71)30 (8–66)22 (6–56)48 (31–66)030 (30–30)44 (28–63)14 (8–23)
No established policy18 (7–38)27 (12–49)70 (34–92)33 (12–65)42 (26–61)10010 (10–10)44 (28–63)18 (13–24)
  • 6-150 As the “other” option has been omitted, percentages do not always add to 100%.