Prospective Evaluation of Patient Comprehension of Informed Consent

October 2011
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;10/5/2011, Vol. 93-A Issue 19, p1854
Academic Journal
The article presents a study to measure the level of patient comprehension after obtaining surgical consent and the effect of time on the level of understanding. It also studies the effect of sex, education level and age on comprehension. Results of the study show that comprehension of patient and recall after discussion of the consent was low while recall deteriorate between preoperative visit and the first operative visit.


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