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"The overall trend may be due to a shift toward a more conservative health-care attitude as people become more aware of unnecessary procedures and the danger of surgery. 'People are more receptive to conversations about medical interventions having both pros and cons,' said Dr. Michael Barry, president of the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation."Read the full article.
"Dr. David Arterburn, lead author of the Health Affairs study and a researcher at Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, calls the procedure 'preference-sensitive' because the choice to have one isn't made solely on objective measures. That's where decision aids come in. The goal, he said, is 'to make sure that patients understand that there is more than one option when it comes to osteoarthritis treatment."The decision aids referenced in this article were developed by the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation. Read the full article.