Cochrane Review of interventions to promote informed consent

In a new Cochrane Review on Informed Consent, Paul Kinnersley and colleagues’ review of interventions to promote informed consent for patients undergoing surgical and other invasive healthcare procedures, which includes 65 Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) from 12 countries, shows that these interventions improved knowledge and satisfaction with decision making and reduced decisional conflict, although they did not reduce anxiety.
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Kinnersley P, Phillips K, Savage K, Kelly MJ, Farrell E, Morgan B, Whistance R, Lewis V, Mann MK, Stephens BL, Blazeby J, Elwyn G, Edwards AGK. Interventions to promote informed consent for patients undergoing surgical and other invasive healthcare procedures. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD009445. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009445.pub2.”

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