Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Braddock and colleagues1 have expanded the literature on informed decision
making by highlighting the importance of the complexity of the decisions and
how this should guide the discussion between patient and physician. Missing
from their framework, however, is the issue of patients' expectations for
involvement in decision making, although the patients' role in decision making
is included in the study's conceptual framework.
Whitney SN, Tropman Hawley S, Volk RJ. How Should Physicians Involve Patients in Medical Decisions?. JAMA. 2000;283(18):2390-2392. doi:10.1001/jama.283.18.2387