by Cathy Parkes March 19, 2019 Updated: July 28, 2021
In order to give informed consent, a patient must be an unimpaired adult (ex: no drugs, alcohol, hallucinations) or an emancipated minor.
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Incidence vs. Prevalence:
Incidence is the number of NEW cases of disease/injury in a population during a period of time.
Prevalence is the number of ALL cases (new and pre-existing) of disease/injury in a population during a period of time
A negative nitrogen balance indicates insufficient PROTEIN intake (due to illness, malnutrition, or aging).
It means the patient is using protein faster than it is being synthesized.