Matching patient-specific expectations with physician-specific outcomes: Towards transparency in treatment decision-making and consent

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Abstract

This article hypothesizes that while the principles of evidence-based practice should serve as a guiding ideal for physicians, the manner in which this practice style is commonly implemented may be insufficient to the provision of truly informed decision-making and consent - especially in cases where outcomes are inextricably tied to technique, such as in the surgical subspecialities. Specifically, current methods of 'shared decision making' fail to adequately incorporate patient-specific expectations and physician-specific outcomes. A 'next-step', aimed at matching such expectations with outcomes is suggested and a method for implementation is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1287-1291
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Hypotheses
Volume68
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 8 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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