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Informed Consent for Surgical Anesthesia Care: Has the Time Come for Separate Consent?
Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • Alan P. Marco, Wright State University
Document Type
Editorial
Publication Date
2-1-2010
Abstract
In this issue of the journal, Marcucci et al.1 present 2 patients whose ability to give informed consent for surgical procedures differed from their ability to grant such consent for anesthesia. The report by Marcucci et al. raises several interesting questions, the foremost being “Is it time for separate consent for anesthesia care?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!” However, practical application of this recommendation requires thoughtful consideration.
DOI
10.1213/ANE.0b013e3181c30f8e
Citation Information
Alan P. Marco. "Informed Consent for Surgical Anesthesia Care: Has the Time Come for Separate Consent?" Anesthesia & Analgesia Vol. 110 Iss. 2 (2010) p. 280 - 282 ISSN: 00032999
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alan_marco/38/