What are the features of informed consent

Informed consent involves the communication of the anesthetic plan in terms the patient understands and covers everything from premedication and preoperative procedures to intraoperative management and postprocedural care (e.g., management of pain, nausea, and vomiting). The alternatives, potential complications, and risks vs. benefits are discussed, and the patient's questions are answered. Preoperative evaluation and informed consent establish a trusting doctor-patient relationship that significantly diminishes patient anxiety and measurably influences postoperative recovery and outcome.

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