Internet based patient education improves informed consent for elective orthopaedic surgery: a randomized controlled trial

@inproceedings{Fraval2015InternetBP,
  title={Internet based patient education improves informed consent for elective orthopaedic surgery: a randomized controlled trial},
  author={Andrew Fraval and Janan Chandrananth and Yew Ming Chong and Phong Tran and Lillian Sarah Coventry},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Obtaining informed consent is an essential step in the surgical pathway. Providing adequate patient education to enable informed decision making is a continued challenge of contemporary surgical practice. This study investigates whether the use of a patient information website, to augment patient education and informed consent for elective orthopaedic procedures is an effective measure. METHODS A randomised controlled trial was conducted comparing the quality of informed consent… CONTINUE READING
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