The consent form signature: a useful clinical sign?

George, B D and Toms, A (1997) The consent form signature: a useful clinical sign? Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 79 (4 Suppl). pp. 149-150. ISSN 0035-8843

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: apache,abdomen,adult,aged,aged, 80 and over,emergencies,handwriting,humans,informed consent,length of stay,middle aged,treatment outcome
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2014 13:14
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 00:08

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