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Table 2 Administrative process to obtain inform consent from the relative by the paediatric surgeon

From: A survey on surgeons' perceived quality of the informed consent process in a Swiss paediatric surgery unit

Administrative processes >75 % >50 % >25 % <25 %
When is the form signed? At the preoperative consultation (for elective surgery) - - Mentioned potential emergency situations
Are surgeons present at signature? Yes - Occasionally -
Is a signature ever forgotten? - Never Occasionally -
Is signing an informed consent form mandatory? Yes - - -
Do surgeons know why informed consent forms must be signed? - Entering the operating room without written informed consent is not allowed - Institutional requirement