In Reply Partin and Powell raise an important issue in decision making: what is the optimal amount and type of information that patients should consider in a decision support intervention? They suggest that 2 of the types of information we presented, information about risk of mortality from prostate cancer and information about the risks associated with treatment complications, are the most important, while the other 2 (risk of undergoing a biopsy as a result of screening and risk of being [over]diagnosed) seem less important to them.
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