On MEDPAGETODAY, Harlan Krumholz, MD, gives us his take on how our rights are neglected when we get that last-minute yellow paper to sign for the "informed" consent process.
"'Patients need permission to make a choice and
to know that the choice is not pre-ordained.'" (Red edit mine.)
The article is short and easy. My opinion is that until the system is fixed, we patients need to insist on info far in advance:
"What will I be signing and what are my other choices,
and what if I don't sign when I find surprises in the form?"
I wish you health.
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