Desire for information and involvement in treatment decisions: elderly cancer patients' preferences and their physicians' perceptions.

@article{Elkin2007DesireFI,
  title={Desire for information and involvement in treatment decisions: elderly cancer patients' preferences and their physicians' perceptions.},
  author={Elena B. Elkin and Susie H M Kim and Ephraim S. Casper and David Kissane and Deborah Schrag},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 33},
  pages={5275-80}
}
PURPOSE Shared decision making is a tenet of contemporary medicine and oncology practice. How involved elderly patients want to be in making treatment decisions and how physicians perceive patient preferences for such involvement are uncertain. PATIENTS AND METHODS In structured interviews about multiple facets of chemotherapy treatment decision making, we asked patients age 70 years and older with a recent diagnosis of metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) about their preferences for prognostic… CONTINUE READING

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