Treatment "mismatch" in early prostate cancer: An empirical measure of patient-physician communication.

@article{Chen2004TreatmentI,
  title={Treatment "mismatch" in early prostate cancer: An empirical measure of patient-physician communication.},
  author={Ronald C. Chen and Jack A. Clark and Shira Mitchell and James Austin Talcott},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={22 14_suppl},
  pages={4566}
}
4566 Background: Because complications vary by treatment, preexisting organ dysfunction may relatively contraindicate specific treatment modalities for early prostate cancer. However, dysfunction may not be fully communicated between patient and doctor. We compared patient-reported pretreatment dysfunction with the treatment modality received to empirically assess this process. METHODS In a prospective, 438-patient cohort study, we determined how often patients with "intermediate" and "poor… CONTINUE READING