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American College of Surgeons http://www.facs.org/
Healthy U http://www.healthyalberta.com/
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Giving your informed consent. American College of Surgeons website. Available at:
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Having surgery? What you need to know. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality website. Available at:
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Hospitals—fast track. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations website. Available at:
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