Table 2

Factors to consider when discussing informed consent for an endoscopic procedure in a patient with capacity

Risk evaluation
(The risk of a complication occurring and the consequences if a complication should occur)
GeneralGeneral risks of the underlying endoscopic procedure (eg, colonoscopy)Fitness for endoscopy, including comorbidities and medication use
IndividualisedFactors that increase (or decrease) the risk of the specific proposed procedure (eg, polypectomy)Patient-related risk factors for this specific procedure (eg, prior surgery)
Patient-related preferences or concerns in relation to the procedure and outcomes