The quality of information available to prospective cosmetic breast implant recipients in the private sector was assessed.
Sixteen women telephoned 14 clinics requesting written information about breast implants and their safety.
The information received varied enormously in quality.
Of the purely cosmetic clinics offering information, it was generally of better quality and more consistent than private hospitals where accredited plastic surgeons operate.
In the current climate of consumer choice and negative attention given to silicone breast implants by the media, more comprehensive information should be readily available to guide potential patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Implantation chirurgicale, Prothèse, Glande mammaire, Demande information, Malade, Hôpital, Relation médecin malade, Coopération, Résultat, Homme, Femelle, Chirurgie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgical implantation, Prosthesis, Mammary gland, Call for information, Patient, Hospital, Physician patient relation, Cooperation, Result, Human, Female, Surgery
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0312817
Code Inist : 002B25M. Création : 27/11/1998.