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[News release] Patients seek greater ownership of health-care decisions

From the 18 May 2015 EurkAlert

Study finds doctors must make great effort to provide patients more useful information to help them make medical choices

Patients faced with a choice of surgical options want to engage their physicians and take a more active role in decision-making, according to a study (abstract 567) released at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2015. Further, those physicians must provide better support tools to help patients participate in the decision-making process. The study found that patients consult multiple sources (Internet, family, friends, doctors, etc.) and say that while doctors provide the most believable information, it was also the least helpful.

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