Patient reactions to a program designed to facilitate patient participation in treatment decisions for benign prostatic hyperplasia.

@article{Barry1995PatientRT,
  title={Patient reactions to a program designed to facilitate patient participation in treatment decisions for benign prostatic hyperplasia.},
  author={Michael J. Barry and Floyd J. Fowler and Albert G. Mulley and Joseph V. Henderson and John E. Wennberg},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1995},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={
          771-82
        }
}
Patients often want considerable information about their conditions, and enhanced patient participation might reduce unwanted practice variation and improve medical decisions. The authors assessed how men with benign prostatic hyperplasia reacted to an education program designed to facilitate participation in decisionmaking, and how strongly ratings of their symptom state and the prospect of complications predicted their treatment choice. A prospective cohort study was conducted in three… CONTINUE READING
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