Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor
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.
McAlister FA, Straus SE, Guyatt GH, Haynes RB. Helping Patients Integrate Research Evidence—Reply. JAMA. 2000;284(20):2594–2595. doi:10.1001/jama.284.20.2591
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