A randomized controlled trial to assess the effect of audiotaped consultations on the quality of informed consent in cardiac surgery.


OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of audiotaping outpatient consultations on informed consent for cardiac surgery. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Tertiary health care center in Scotland. PARTICIPANTS Eighty-four patients who had first-time coronary artery surgery conducted by 1 surgeon from February 10, 2005, through March 15, 2006, whose… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/archsurg.2010.45

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