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 J. Dawes and Susan L Ettner and Robert Henry 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},
  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… 
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