To the Editor We appreciate the systematic review by Hoffmann and Del Mar1 in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine estimating the accuracy of physicians’ expectations of benefits and harms and worry with them that inaccuracies may lead to suboptimal medical care. Nonetheless, we are concerned that their approach might obscure rather than illuminate the measurement of physicians’ predictive accuracy and its implications.
Flores LJ, Fuller J. Discrepant Expectations About Benefits and Harms. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1226. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2383
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