Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"Wall Street Journal" article on informed consent

"The Informed Patient" by Laura Landro
The Wall Street Journal Feb 6, 2008 page D1

"Informed consent may be the biggest misnomer in medicine: Studies show that most patients don't read the forms they sign before undergoing surgery or medical treatment. More than half of those who do read the forms don't understand them, and only a quarter of forms include all of the data patients need to make an informed decision."
Continued at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120224055435844931.html?mod=todays_us_nonsub_pj