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?
Farmer DL, Stark RA. Should Patients Choose Their Care?. JAMA Surg. 2016;151(5):415-416. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.4656