Impact of a Risk Calculator on Risk Perception and Surgical Decision Making: A Randomized Trial.

@article{Sacks2016ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of a Risk Calculator on Risk Perception and Surgical Decision Making: A Randomized Trial.},
  author={Greg D. Sacks and Aaron Jay Dawes and Susan L Ettner and RobertH. Brook and Craig R. Fox and Marcia McGory Russell and Clifford Y. Ko and Melinda A Maggard-Gibbons},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={264 6},
  pages={
          889-895
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether exposure to data from a risk calculator influences surgeons' assessments of risk and in turn, their decisions to operate. BACKGROUND Little is known about how risk calculators inform clinical judgment and decision-making. METHODS We asked a national sample of surgeons to assess the risks (probability of serious complications or death) and benefits (recovery) of operative and nonoperative management and to rate their likelihood of… CONTINUE READING

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