Individualizing treatment decisions. The likelihood of being helped or harmed

Title

Individualizing treatment decisions. The likelihood of being helped or harmed

Creator

Straus SE

Publisher

Evaluation And The Health Professions

Date

2002

Subject

Humans; Pilot Projects; Patient Participation; Risk Assessment; Evidence-Based Medicine; decision making; Anticoagulants/therapeutic use; Warfarin/therapeutic use; Stroke/prevention & control

Description

Clinical decision making cannot rely on evidence alone. Although significant advances have occurred in the development of high-quality evidence, similar efforts must be made to develop and evaluate tools that can be used at the bedside to individualize treatment decisions and to facilitate the incorporation of our patients' unique values and circumstances into the decision-making process. These tools should express the helpful and harmful effects of treatment, and it must be possible to modify these statements using patients' values. Finally, this process should be accomplished in real time in a busy clinical practice. In this article, the author outlines some of these decision support tools, describes an attempt to meet some of the challenges inherent in the goal of achieving effective shared decision making, and proposes a patient-centered measure of the likelihood of being helped and harmed by an intervention and discusses its derivation and an evaluation of its usefulness.
2002

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

210-224

Issue

2

Volume

25

Citation

Straus SE, “Individualizing treatment decisions. The likelihood of being helped or harmed,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 2, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12733.

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