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COVID-19: Surgeon Toolkit for Discussions with Patients

Help Patients Feel Prepared to Return to the Health Care Facility for Surgery 

As health care facilities resume operations paused due to COVID-19, a new survey shows a majority of people are reluctant to undergo procedures and may not reschedule necessary care while COVID-19 continues to circulate in communities. To help surgeons and hospitals address patient concerns, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has released a new resource, Preparing to Have Surgery during the Time of COVID-19.

Surgeon Toolkit
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Surgeon-Patient Discussion Guide

Surgeon-Patient Discussion Worksheet

Cover of the Patient Discussion Guide Patient Worksheet