Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr McAlister and colleagues1 present a method for choosing between surgical
and medical treatment for patients with carotid stenosis. Whether busy clinicians
in practice will use this cumbersome method remains to be seen. However, I
am concerned that these calculations may lead clinicians to make decisions
that are not in the best interest of their patients.
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