Patients and physicians see the benefits of cardiac catheter treatment differently. Patients overestimate it.
|Cardiologists’ and patients’ views about the informed consent process and their understanding of the anticipated treatment benefits of coronary angioplasty: a survey study
|Patients placed less value than cardiologists on the consent process and over 60% agreed that patients depended on their doctor to make the decision for them. Patients’ and cardiologists’ views on the benefits of percutaneous coronary intervention were significantly different; notably, 60% of patients mistakenly believed that percutaneous coronary intervention was curative.
|Astin F, Stephenson J, Probyn J, et al.|
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