The consent form signature: a useful clinical sign?

B D George, A Toms

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Abstract

The quality of a patient's consent form signature was assessed in 42 adult patients undergoing emergency major abdominal surgery. Patients with a poor quality or absent consent form signature had a significantly higher mortality and higher APACHE II scores than those with a satisfactory consent form signature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-150
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Volume79
Issue number4 Suppl
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1997

Keywords

  • APACHE
  • Abdomen
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Emergencies
  • Handwriting
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent
  • Length of Stay
  • Middle Aged
  • Treatment Outcome

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