Evidence-based approach to providing informed consent for hip fracture surgery during the COVID-19 era
Rory Cuthbert, David Ferguson, Saeef Haque, Aoun Ali, Asif Parkar, Krishna Vemulapalli, Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen's Hospital-Romford, London RM7 0AG, United Kingdom
Babar Kayani, Peter Bates, Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal London Hospital, London E1 1FR, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Cuthbert R designed the research study, performed data acquisition, and wrote the manuscript; Ferguson D and Kayani B designed the research study and performed data acquisition; Haque S and Ali A performed data acquisition; Parkar A, Bates P and Vemulapalli K contributed towards conception of the study and final editing; all authors revised the article critically for important intellectual content, and provided final approval for the paper to be published.
Institutional review board statement: Local research approval was obtained from respective departmental leads, and the NHS Research Ethics Committee decision tool excluded need for ethical review.
Informed consent statement: Informed consent was not required for the above study as data was collected retrospectively and anonymized.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement—checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement—checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Rory Cuthbert, BSc, MBBS, Surgeon, Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen's Hospital-Romford, Rom Valley Way, London RM7 0AG, United Kingdom. email@example.com
Received: February 22, 2021
Peer-review started: February 22, 2021
First decision: May 3, 2021
Revised: May 15, 2021
Accepted: May 25, 2021
Article in press: May 25, 2021
Published online: June 18, 2021