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Published: May 1, 2017

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Three-fourths (76%) of the 483 respondents to last week's InstaPoll have separate consent forms for anesthesia and surgery. Anesthesiologist David Shapiro, MD, the past president of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, notes that while the laws and regulations pertaining to the process of informed consent differ widely across states and jurisdictions, the most significant aspects of the concept are fairly consistent. "Fundamentally, it does not matter whether the consent document is on one or more separate forms or electronic fields," says Dr. Shapiro. "As long as the relevant aspects of the process were conducted by a practitioner responsible for administering the care — and the basic considerations such as potential risks and benefits as well as alternatives were included — either form of documentation is usually acceptable."

Do you have separate consent forms for anesthesia and surgery?

  • yes 76%
  • no, we have one consent that covers both 24%

Dan O'Connor

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