Title

Exploring Patient Involvement in Decision Making for Vascular Procedures

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

10-2015

Abstract

Developing patient-centered approaches to health care requires increased engagement of patients in their own care, including treatment decisions. Current levels of patient involvement in treatment choices have not been quantified, however, and whether patients desire greater decision-making responsibility is unknown. We conducted a prospective study to explore patients' desired vs experienced roles in treatment decisions, characterize perceptions of treatment outcomes, and identify important sources of information.

Comments

Presented at the Thirty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, Scottsdale, AZ, January 14-17, 2015.

DOI

10.1016/j.jvs.2015.04.443