Patient Involvement in Decision-Making in Surgical and Orthopaedic Practice: The Project Perioperative Risk
Larsson, Ullabeth Satterlund
Social Science and Medicine. 1989; 28(8): 829-835.
As part of the Project Perioperative Risk (PROPER),...patient involvement in the decision to operate was evaluated...The sample of 666 patients, on the waiting list for an operation, received a questionnaire on a broad range of issues concerning their involvement in the decision-making process one week before the operation. The results show that 41% regarded the decision to have an operation as a joint patient-doctor decision, in 29% of the cases the doctor advocated an operation and in 8% the patient asked to be operated. 73% felt involved in the decision-making as much as they wished...The comparatively high degree of patient satisfaction with involvement in the decision-making process cannot be taken as evidence of a high level of influence in an absolute sense...patient satisfaction can just as well be understood as resulting from low expectations with respect to one's own influence. The results also indicate....
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