Informed Consent for Surgery During COVID-19

Informed Consent for Surgery During COVID-19
Indian Journal of Surgery, 24 April 2020
Open Access
Abstract
Informed consent has become a challenging issue when surgery at the time of novel corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is to be performed, in view of increased risk of the need of intensive care unit (ICU) in the post-operative period and the associated high mortality if a patient exhibits COVID-19 symptoms in the post-operative period. We have devised a new informed consent format for all patients undergoing surgery incorporating a few points specific for the disease.

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