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Type: Journal article
Title: Patients' understanding of technical terms used during the pre-anaesthetic consultation
Author: Babitu, U.
Cyna, A.
Citation: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 2010; 38(2):349-353
Publisher: Australian Soc Anaesthetists
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 0310-057X
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U. Q. Babitu, A. M. Cyna
Abstract: The article examines the adequacy of patients' knowledge on the technical terms used by anaesthetists to ensure that the patient will have adequate information about anaesthesia and the associated procedures during administration. In a study conducted in two tertiary hospitals in South Australia, 45 percent of the patients have no knowledge on one or more of the terms used during the consultations. The most commonly misunderstood terms are also cited, including "reflux," "aspiration," "allergy" and "anaphylaxis."
Keywords: informed consent; communication; anaesthesia; women
Rights: Copyright of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care is the property of Australian Society of Anaesthetists.
RMID: 0020096008
DOI: 10.1177/0310057x1003800218
Appears in Collections:Anaesthesia and Intensive Care publications

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