Activity ID



April 7, 2022

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO)


Ethical codes often reach beyond the legal requirements of informed consent and typically have no tolerance for misrepresentations of educational background, certification status and professional experience. This monograph reviews the legal and medical ethical implications of disclosing the surgical outcome data of an individual surgeon during the informed consent process.

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Educational Objectives

Apply the autonomy ethical principle discussed to individually evaluate each informed consent process' factual situation, and find a balance between disclosing too much and too little information while still being responsive to the patient's concerns.


Medical Ethics, Informed Consent, Ethics, Legal, Surgery Data, Outcome Statistics, Autonomy


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Physician-Patient Relationship, Medical Ethics

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