Anaesthetists do not need separate consent before surgeryBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7203.142a (Published 17 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:142
- Roger Dobson
New guidelines on obtaining consent for anaesthesia recommend that consent from patients specifically for a general anaesthetic is not needed The guidelines, produced by a working party of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, say that there is no virtue in getting the patient to sign a separate consent form.
“The Department of Health recommends that written consent …
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