Understanding informed consent and its relationship to the incidence of adverse treatment events in conventional endodontic therapy.

@article{Selbst1990UnderstandingIC,
  title={Understanding informed consent and its relationship to the incidence of adverse treatment events in conventional endodontic therapy.},
  author={Allan Selbst},
  journal={Journal of endodontics},
  year={1990},
  volume={16 8},
  pages={
          387-90
        }
}
Forty-three endodontic specialists recorded the occurrence of all adverse treatment events in 3308 consecutive conventional endodontic cases. Statistical analysis confirmed that retreatment cases and mid-treatment referral cases have a greater incidence of adverse treatment events. Since the doctrine of informed consent requires that the doctor inform the patient of reasonably foreseeable consequences of treatment, it is therefore important that the endodontist be cognizant of such events and… CONTINUE READING
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