The evaluation of Informed Consent effectiveness for surgical procedures in Gynecology was the goal of this study. From 1.06.2006 to 30.04.2007 in Mangiagalli Hospital 250 in-patients submitted to elective gynecological surgery filled up a set of questions about Informed Consent. The age of patients was 16-80 years; 90.0% were Italians; 97.9% were informed from gynecologist before surgical procedures. The recollection of information on surgical complications was 0% -44.4%. The opinion on information received was in relation to age and education of patient. The present study suggest that a better information is accomplished explaining the pathogenesis of surgical complications and communicating in a plain language.
|Translated title of the contribution||Evaluation of informed consent effectiveness for surgical procedures in gynecology|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Italian Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology