Priority 2 from the Anaesthesia (Canada) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the impacts of involving patients in shared decision making about anesthesia and care options before, during, and after surgery? (JLA PSP Priority 2)
Overall ranking 2
JLA question ID 0084/02
Explanatory note

This question asks about the effects of involving patients in decision making for anesthesia and care around the time of surgery. Respondents wanted to know how patients can be empowered to make decisions about their care and how that can impact outcomes, like safety of care and patient satisfaction. Respondents also wanted to know what choices they have for anesthesia care.


No systematic reviews identified

Health Research Classification System category  Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What is most important for the patient to discuss with the anesthetist that will help ensure his or her safety during and following anesthesia? ~ When will it be mandatory to have patients share in the decisions at least to the level of true informed consent about the type of anesthesia?
Submitted by

healthcare providers, caregivers, patients 

PSP information
PSP unique ID 0084
PSP name Anesthesia (Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 49  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 15 May 2019