Prioritizing patients for prostatectomy: balancing clinical and psychosocial factors.

@article{Curtis2007PrioritizingPF,
  title={Prioritizing patients for prostatectomy: balancing clinical and psychosocial factors.},
  author={Andrea Curtis and R. Kenneth Wolfe and Colin O H Russell and Anthony J. Costello and Douglas G. Travis and Ross M Snow and John J McNeil},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={
          112-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to develop a points-based approach to prioritize patients for elective transurethral resection of the prostate and to determine the relative contributions that clinical and psychosocial characteristics should make to a measurement of urgency for surgery. Another objective was to measure the agreement between urologists, other medical practitioners and laypersons in assessing the major determinants of priority. METHODS A focus group of urologists and… CONTINUE READING
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