Having Surgery? What You Need to Know: Questions to Ask Your Doctor and Your Surgeon

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Having Surgery? What You Need to Know: Questions to Ask Your Doctor and Your Surgeon

Description

This booklet is for patients who are facing surgery that is not an emergency. It provides some questions patients can ask their primary care doctor and surgeon before having surgery as well as the reasons for asking these questions. This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Care about your health
  • Get the basic facts
  • Learn about the benefits and risks
  • Learn how to get more information
  • Find out more about your operation
  • Make sure your surgery is safe

Developer:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 1995
Review Date: 2005
Recent Summary: October 2005
Original Summary: August 2003
Last Updated: 05/05/08

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