Informed consent is a pillar of patient engagement and patient-centered care. It helps patients gain a full understanding of the benefits and risks of proposed procedures and treatments, thus allowing them to make informed decisions regarding care.
Physicians, dentists and other health care professionals should engage in thorough informed consent discussions with patients as part of sound clinical practice.
Does your office have a process in place? Review the checklist for informed consent.
This is intended to evaluate your informed consent processes and identify potential areas for improvement.
For these and additional risk management resources, contact Professional Insurance Programs at 800-637-4676 or [email protected].
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