Informed consent and blood transfusions: what does Krever's interim report mean to doctors?

@article{Capen1995InformedCA,
  title={Informed consent and blood transfusions: what does Krever's interim report mean to doctors?},
  author={K Capen},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={1995},
  volume={152 10},
  pages={1663-5}
}
  • K Capen
  • Published 1995 in
    CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal…
What implications does the interim report of the Krever inquiry that is studying Canada's blood-supply system hold for doctors? The report notes that "until recently, few physicians talked about the risks of a blood transfusion with their patients" and few hospitals "considered asking patients to sign a consent form before receiving blood or blood products… CONTINUE READING