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Who Should Obtain Informed Consent?

Teo, Wendy Z. W., BA(Cantab), BM BCh (Oxon), LLM; Brenner, Lawrence H., JD; Bal, B. Sonny, MD, JD, MBA, PhD

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®: August 2018 - Volume 476 - Issue 8 - p 1566–1568
doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000000351

W. Z. W. Teo, Senior Research and Writing Fellow, BalBrenner Law Center, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

L. H. Brenner, B. S. Bal, BalBrenner Law Center, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

B. S. Bal MD, JD, MBA, PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1100 Virginia Ave., Columbia, MO 65212 USA, Email:

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Received April 09, 2018

Accepted April 25, 2018

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