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May 2016

Should Patients Choose Their Care?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Davis
  • 2University of California Davis Children’s Hospital, Davis
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(5):415-416. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.4656

In this uniquely designed study by Minneci et al,1 the concept of patient choice–driven treatment is incorporated into the heart of the study design. This concept has gained popularity in several niches of patient care. The idea that patient choice both empowers the patient and improves overall patient satisfaction is well established.2 The question is, when should patients have the choice?

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