Communicating risks and benefits to cardiology patients.
Heart (British Cardiac Society)
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Recchia, G., & Freeman, A. (2020). Communicating risks and benefits to cardiology patients.. Heart (British Cardiac Society), 106 (23), 1862-1863. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2020-317593
Trying to explain potential outcomes, and their likelihoods, is a challenge. Indeed, patients who just had a stent procedure remember few of the related risks and benefits . Patients are often unfamiliar with the terminology, vary widely in health status, numeracy, health literacy, and information preferences. Complicating things further is aiming to ensure that patients understand the “material risks” for them as individuals: a matter not just of probability, but also the impact it could have on them personally.
Humans, Prognosis, Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures, Risk Assessment, Truth Disclosure, Physician-Patient Relations, Decision Making, Choice Behavior, Cardiology, Access to Information
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2020-317593
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/308111
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