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[Patient preparation and premedication--legal aspects].

Authors
  • Weissauer, W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anaesthesiologie und Reanimation
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1997
Volume
22
Issue
1
Pages
22–25
Identifiers
PMID: 9172638
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The legal demands concerning the methods of treatment required of an anaesthetist are determined by the quality of the specialist and the professional standard. As long as there is no premedication procedure which is generally considered superior to all others, the anaesthetist can freely choose the procedure, while carefully considering benefits and risks on the basis of the individual circumstances of each case. The patient must be informed about the anaesthesia before premedication since the latter inhibits his/her ability to make decisions.

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