Surgical Patient Safety

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Surgical Patient Safety

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports that any person who performs surgical procedures that present substantial risks of injury or complication should be qualified by appropriate education, training, and experience to evaluate, diagnose, and treat the underlying condition(s), provide postoperative care, and treat complications; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports a physician’s discussion with the patient of expected benefits, common risks, and alternative treatments should be discussed with all patients before the performance of any surgical procedure.

(Report K-2006, adopted 10/29/2006)
(reaffirmed, Report H-2011, Item 3-5, 10/23/2011)
(technical correction, Board Report-2018, Item 185, adopted 11/3/2018)

 
 

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