Will obtaining digital consent from patients in advance of undergoing procedures improve the quality of the consent process?

Will obtaining digital consent from patients in advance of undergoing procedures improve the quality of the consent process?
Opinion
Tessa Richards
BMJ, 26 April 2022; 377
Open Access
Excerpt
…During my patient journey I have always (as here) been “consented” for procedures on the day. While I have read up about—and mentally committed to—the interventions in advance, pre-operative anxiety has meant I have been quite unable to take in information, let alone pose questions, as my doctors have sped through the standard spiel on potential risks and harms…

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