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Informed Consent for Pediatric Anesthesia: Minimums Met, but Agreement Lacking

Informed Consent for Pediatric Anesthesia: Minimums Met, but Agreement Lacking

The minimum criteria for informed consent are being met in pediatric anesthesia, but more can be done to obtain explicit agreement from patients’ parents, according to a prospective, cross-sectional study conducted at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Katherine Gentry, assistant professor in anesthesiology and pain medicine at Seattle Children’s presented the findings at the 2017 meeting of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia/American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

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