Dr. Dawson concluded his remarks by noting that rhinologic procedures have significantly contributed to malpractice claims for otolaryngologists and that precise documentation of informed consent will aid in the defense of medical malpractice suits, if they are filed.
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Drawing out and documenting the patient’s questions, misunderstandings, and concerns will ensure that consent is truly informed, Dr. Dawson said, adding that Hickson et al. found that rarely sued physicians are perceived by their patients as concerned, accessible, and willing to communicate.
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