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November 22/29, 2000

Helping Patients Integrate Research Evidence—Reply

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;284(20):2594-2595. doi:10.1001/jama.284.20.2591

In Reply: We agree with Dr Jager that our description of the accuracy of ultrasonographic interpretations of carotid disease in our institution is simplified. Our aim, as he points out, was to present various methods of individualizing evidence about therapy with simple clarity for our patients. We could have included more information about the accuracy of the diagnostic process and the morbidity associated with angiography, but we chose to present a simple model that could be easily understood.