The readability of currently used surgical/procedure consent forms in the United States.

@article{Hopper1998TheRO,
  title={The readability of currently used surgical/procedure consent forms in the United States.},
  author={Kenneth D. Hopper and Thomas R Tenhave and Dr A. Tully and Tracey E Hall},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={123 5},
  pages={496-503}
}
BACKGROUND Informed consent forms are universally used by hospitals throughout the United States before surgery or invasive procedures. This survey was undertaken to determine the content of these forms and their ability to be understood by individuals with differing reading comprehension levels. METHODS Ten percent of all U.S. hospitals were requested to forward a copy of their current surgical/procedural informed consent form. The forms received were digitized and computer assessed for… CONTINUE READING

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